Report: Giants Acquire Casey McGehee from Marlins


Well, when you lose Kung Fu Panda the logical replacement is Hits McGehee, right?

According to reports the Miami Marlins are close to trading third baseman Casey McGehee to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a duo of prospects. At this point, the prospects involved are not known although some have speculated that pitcher Hunter Strickland and infielder Matt Duffy have been involved in the negotiations. However, these reports are unconfirmed.

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McGehee put up a very solid season with the Marlins in 2014 after spending the 2013 campaign in Japan playing with the Rakuten Golden Eagles. In 160 games he batted .287 with 4 home runs and 76 RBI with the Fish. But the Marlins trade from earlier today, where they acquired the versatile Martin Prado from the New York Yankees (He will be the everyday third baseman), made the popular McGehee more of a spare part than anything else.

Sending him to the Giants made too much sense for it to not happen.

After losing superstar and World Series hero Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox the Giants were forced to search for a replacement. They looked at Chase Headley but ultimately lost out to the Yankees. San Francisco was rumored to be interested in the likes of Asdrubal Cabrera and Korean import Jung-Ho Kang to help fill out their infield but McGehee seemed like the obvious choice after developments earlier in the day.

We’re they I complete the trade it’d be hard to argue that the Giants came out on top.

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