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San Francisco’s Ryan Garko Has Been a Trade Deadline Bust So Far

When San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean traded minor league pitcher Scott Barnes for Cleveland Indians first baseman Ryan Garko on July 27, a lot of Giants fans were hopeful about what Sabean pulled off before the deadline.

After all, there was a lot to like about what Garko did in his tenure in Cleveland.

In 2007, Garko hit 21 home runs and drove in 61 RBI. In 2008, he drove in 90 RBI while maintaining a .273 batting average and a .346 OBP.

Furthermore, Garko has proved to be a a big-time playoff player. In the NLDS in 2007, Garko hit .364 with a .500 OBP and a home run and three RBI in the Indians' three-game sweep of the New York Yankees.

With the Giants hovering in the basement in terms of runs scored and slugging percentage in the Major Leagues, there...

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