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First the Wall, Then the Hall: Jeff Kent Was One of the Best Giants Ever

It's never easy to trade a fan favorite during your time as a team's general manager, let alone trade one of the most-beloved players on the roster within your first few months on the job.

This is the move that then-rookie general manager of the San Francisco Giants Brian Sabean did when he traded fan favorite and four-time All-Star third baseman Matt Williams to the Cleveland Indians for pitchers Julian Tavarez and Joe Roa, and infielders Jose Vizcaino and Jeff Kent.

There wasn't a legit centerpiece that you would think there would be when trading a player of Williams' caliber. But if there was going to a centerpiece, then Kent certainly developed into one.

He didn't have the makings of a stellar career before he came to the Giants. Sure he had hit 20-plus home run...

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