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Giants GM Brian Sabean told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News that there are no impact bats available for a reasonable cost. As much as he would like a true middle-of-the-order hitter, Sabean won't deal top prospects like Madison Bumgarner to acquire one.
Sabean says he's not interested in free agents-to-be, which rules out Nick Johnson
, Aubrey Huff
and Adam LaRoche
. Adam Dunn
and Garrett Atkins
are middle-of-the-order bats who aren't about to hit free agency, but Sabean doesn't want to surrender big prospects to acquire such a hitter.