– Yesterday, Schulman tweeted that Ryan Verdugo was key to the Cabrera/Sanchez trade. As Dan Szymborski speculated yesterday, Verdugo could quite possibly have the best future of anybody in the trade.
– As Danny Knobler wrote yesterday, the Giants might not be able to afford Carlos Beltran. Ken Rosenthal confirmed that today, as did Jon Heyman. According to Hank Schulman, the Giants have not yet made an offer to Beltran.
– The Giants have been linked to Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima.