San Francisco Giants: Six Possible Trade Ideas

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SP Tyson Ross (San Diego Padres)

Jul 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

If there has been one Major League disappointment in 2015, it is the San Diego Padres. New general manager, A.J. Preller, went on with a full scale reboot as the Padres made a plethora of moves to gain steam in the NL West. Little did they know, they would end up finding themselves in the same position they were before the acquisitions.

Baseball was infatuated with their offseason and many deemed them a World Series favorites. With a record under .500 (43-49),  a team who were buyers to begin the year, could find themselves as sellers now.

One name who could hit the market might be Tyson Ross. And the Giants should be one of the teams who should be inquiring about him.

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Ross, a Bay Area native, played his college ball at UC Berkeley and was drafted by the Oakland A’s. Coming up through the farm system, Ross got the call in 2010 as a reliever and had some spot starts. The Padres acquired Ross before the 2013 season, and he has been a solid pitcher since the trade, becoming an All-Star for the first time last season.

2015 got off to a rough start for Ross, but he has recently begun to revert back to his All-Star form. This obviously, greatly improves his trade value.

Already playing in a pitcher’s park in San Diego’s Petco Park, Ross would continue to keep his numbers down if he moved back to the Bay Area. With a rotation that needs help in the middle, Ross could assist Bumgarner and the Giants.

Ross would likely only be a one year rental as he is only signed through this season, but it is something worth considering.

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