San Francisco Giants for Chris Shaw
This trade, I will admit, helps the Sox out more than the Giants, but it is a trade that could go through.
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Immediately, this helps the Giants in filling in their empty spot at first base with Brandon Belt on the DL. Pablo Sandoval will most likely be moving to third if Evan Longoria’s finger injury lands him on the long-term DL as well. So who’s at first? Abreu, that’s who. Yeah, it’s a quick fix, but Belt and Longoria will come off the DL. Then what?
A few games ago, before he hurt himself, I saw Belt playing in left. Having Abreu at first, Longoria at third and Belt in left with Sandoval as the go-to pinch hitter, the Giants offense would be in excellent shape. After that, their only concern would have to be their rotation.
For us, Chris Shaw is an LF/1B player with MLB experience. He would gain some more as the top prospects make their way to the majors, he’ll be ready and in his prime when the Sox are able to legitimately compete again.
I’m the last person that wants to see Abreu go, but I’m the first person that wants to see Abreu win. And if sending him away to help a team in need and not waste his great production numbers now rather than when we’ll need in a couple of years is what needs to be done, then it needs to be done.