San Francisco Giants: 4 Big Questions Facing GM Brian Sabean At The Trade Deadline

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Jul 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) celebrates with teammates after throwing a no hitter against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Giants won 9-0. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Though the San Francisco Giants  could not edge out the final of a four-game series in the Giant-friendly confines of Petco Park – otherwise known as AT&T Park South – the Orange & Black are  headed into the All-Star break with some legitimate momentum.

Truly highlighting the invigorating weekend where the reigning World Champs outscored the Pads 24-13 in their 3-1 series victory was Tim Lincecum, and on Saturday night, he was simply untouchable; through 148 pitches, the “freak” went the distance to induce 13 well-earned see-you-laters on the way to his first career no-hitter.

And it was truly a sight to behold, for many reasons; the Giants got their third straight win (something they hadn‘t done in quite some time).  The bats continued to click.  Lincecum was as dominant as he’s been in years.  But most importantly, the team continued to play to their ability as a TEAM, which is very encouraging as we go into the break.

Did I mention this could not have come at a better time?  As the July 31st trade deadline fast approaches, many questions remain for Giants’ GM Brian Sabean: