Finally, a trade that makes sense. Trading Ray Durham, only two years too late, is perhaps the sign we’ve all been waiting for, a sign that the Giants brass, and Brian Sabean, in particular, are beginning to understand that a team full of players closer to forty than they are to twenty, is a team that will lose a lot of games.
…. The Giants get Steve Hammond, who has excellent strikeout and walk numbers in the minors. At 26 he’s mature, and his path to the majors should be short. They also receive Darren Ford, a non-slugging outfielder.