The San Francisco Giants made no moves Wednesday as the 4 p.m. EDT trade deadline passed, choosing instead to honor the contracts of veterans Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence and Javier Lopez.
Giants’ general manager Brian Sabean said the team never got close to a sufficient deal for any of them, calling many of the offers “embarrassing.”
The players were reportedly relieved to be staying with the team.
Lincecum and Lopez won rings as part of the fabled “Misfits” of 2010 and last year Pence helped them win their second World Series title in three years.
Though all three will become free agents at season’s end, Sabean did hint that the Giants’ are open to having in-season talks with each about re-signing.
Lincecum has 44 strikeouts against 10 walks in his last five starts including his no-hitter on July 13.
Lopez—the lefty specialist—is a lethal as he’s always been: 1.42 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 25.1 innings while neutralizing left-handed hitters to a .172 average.
Pence has an above average .775 on-base plus slugging (OPS) percentage, and currently has an eight-game hit streak entering tonight’s game in Philadelphia against his old team.
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