The Pirates are interested in Hunter Pence, but the Giants aren't looking to deal him.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have interest in San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence. Heyman says that unless things change, Pence is staying in San Francisco. The Giants would only deal Pence if they were out of the race and overwhelmed, according to Heyman.
Right now the Giants don't have a good record, but they're only five and a half back in the weak NL West. Even though they're 5.5 back, they're in fourth place in the division, so from an outsider's perspective they're not exactly a contender. If the Giants were in any other division, they'd be more than ten games back.
The Giants acquired Pence last year at the trade deadline in exchange for Nate Schierholtz and prospects Tommy Joseph and Seth Rosin. Joseph was the third best prospect in the Phillies farm system coming into the year.
I'm not sure why the Giants would have to be overwhelmed to de...
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