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Giants might be moving Brandon Belt

Belt is one of the Giants' most valuable trade chips due to his on-base skills and elite fielding at first base, so dealing him would be one way to bring young, impactful talent back to the organization. Moving Belt, who is owed $48 million over the next three seasons, could also create more financial flexibility for the Giants and open up first base for Buster Posey.

Still, finding a trade partner could be a bit of a challenge, as Belt possesses a partial no-trade clause in his contract that permits him to block deals to 10 teams of his choosing. A handful of more affordable first-base options, such as Lucas Duda and Logan Morrison, remain available in free agency, so that could also dampen Belt's trade market.

posted by: Timber! 2019-01-08 10:08:46pm


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