Lukewarm Stove: Giants Want Tom Gorzelanny, Probably Don't Want Ryan Theriot

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Lukewarm Stove: Giants Want Tom Gorzelanny, Probably Don’t Want Ryan Theriot

Chicago Cubs

The San Francisco Giants are in a battle out West, and are falling slowly out of the race. Thus, they’re looking to shore up their team as baseball heads into the second half.

The Giants also are in the market for pitching and they had a scout at Wrigley Field last week watching Tom Gorzelanny, who is very appealing to clubs because of his low salary and ability to start or relieve.

Of course the Giants are interested in Gorzelanny – as would be most teams. He’s cheap, under control for a couple more years, can start or relieve, is a lefty, and is rockin’ it this year. Incidentally, those are all the same reasons the Cubs would have to receive quite a haul to trade him.

Speaking of the Giants, they had, at least at one time, an interest in second baseman Ryan Theriot, whom the Cubs are unlikely to tender a contract at the end of the year (though they might try to re-sign him after he’s non-tendered). We haven’t heard much on this front, however, in a couple weeks.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.