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Another Prospect Traded To Fuel Playoff Push

Another Prospect Traded To Fuel Playoff Push

The Giants continued their aggressive ways at the trade deadline, dealing a top outfield prospect in Thomas Neal for veteran shortstop Orlando Cabrera. The Giants say Cabrera's experience makes the exchange worthwhile. Speaking to reporters Sunday, manager Bruce Bochy said Cabrera "is a proven winner." Neal becomes the second top ten Giants prospect to be dealt for veteran help in the last week.

On the night before the trade deadline Brian Sabean wasn't going to stand pat. Sabean dealt another big time prospect to add more veteran experience to a team that's gearing up for its playoff push. The latest deal fills an offensive hole up the middle. Rookie shortstop Brandon Crawford's .195 batting average -- he has just five extra-base hits over his the last 148 at bats (after debuting with a...

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