Tradeology 101: Grading the San Francisco Giants by their tradeability

null Baseball Gooooooooooood morning, class! It is I, your totally legitimate and real teacher, Doctor Joe Rivera.If you don't know by now, I hold numerous degrees: one in journalism, one in basket weaving and, of course, a Ph.D in Thuganomics. I also have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany. But of my many prestigious certificates, my doctorate in Tradeology is the one I'll put into use today. Today's lesson: the San Francisco Giants.MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZN With Farhan Zaidi taking the helm of the Giants before the 2019 season, he likely wants to break the whole thing down and build it his way, as is the case with most incoming executives. Trade rumors were rampant during the offseason, with Madison Bumgarner, Joe Panik and Evan Longoria all rumored to be on the block.Even with those guys, no one expects the Giants to compete for a title this year — though they are a hot streak away from being in wild-card talk — so expect the fire sale to come down sooner rather than later.Using a highly complex formula — which is about as confusing as your significant other trying to figure out what they want for dinner — that includes production, contract, position, depth of position in the farm system, durability, trade market and personality, we come up with a player's[......]

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