PHOENIX — The hype surrounding a very active July trading season in baseball is over, but the Giants’ efforts to improve the very definition of a .500 team is not.
The Giants still could use a starting pitcher and a bat. Finding quality additions in August is not easy, because players must clear waivers before they can be moved. Odds are slim, but general manager Bobby Evans pledged to try.
“There’s been a whole lot more activity around the trade deadline than we’ve seen in years past, which lends itself to a belief there still could be more activity in August then we’re used to,” Evans said. “We’re still strategic in our evaluation of our opportunities.