At Baseball Daily Digest, I go through various reasons for being both optimistic and pessimistic about the Giants’ Jonathan Sanchez, he of the recent no-hitter.
There are rumors that the Giants are considering trading him, perhaps to help improve the offense. The Giants have the fifth-worst offense in the NL (4.18 runs per game) and they’re currently the favorites for the fourth and final NL playoff spot, so they certainly have incentive to move Sanchez if they should so choose. Add to that the huge boost in value to Sanchez’s name thanks to the no-hitter.
Any team that acquires Sanchez is getting a pitcher with a lot of upside.