10 biggest trades in Giants history


SAN FRANCISCO — Things have a way of evening out, as the Giants’ trade history indicates.

At one time, the Giants were known for engineering colossally bad deals. Between 1966-72, they jettisoned two future National League MVP Award winners (Orlando Cepeda and George Foster) and a pair of eventual Cy Young Award recipients (Gaylord Perry and Steve Stone). Suffice it to say that San Francisco didn’t get nearly as much value in return.

Sadly, the Giants traded three legends — Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Juan Marichal — because owner Horace Stoneham was hemorrhaging money and couldn’t afford to pay them

.As years passed, the Giants began to acquire performers who helped the franchise flourish. In fact, in-season swaps proved essential to the World Series titles that San Francisco earned in 2010, ’12 and ’14.

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