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Nate Schierholtz may or may not have demanded a trade

Jul 31, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

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Conflicting reports about Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz. Jon Heyman reported that he formally requested a trade. He tells Andrew Baggarly, however, that’s not so:

“I haven’t said one thing about anything other than baseball in two weeks,” said Schierholtz, who told the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this month that he would be open to a change of scenery that would give him the opportunity to play every day.

“Nothing has changed at all. My agent knows if anybody is going to say anything (to the Giants), it’s me. I expressed how I felt a couple weeks ago and that was the end of it.”

This could be quibbling about date ranges. And, ultimately, it doesn’t much matter, right? It’s not like Schierholtz has a no-trade clause or that Brian Sabean has to do his bidding.  He’s a potentially useful bat for someone and could easily be part of a trade, of course, but it’s not like he’s driving the bus in San Francisco.

  1. sisqsage - Jul 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Good RF. Great arm. But always prone to the 1-for-29 slump. Gents gave him plenty of chances to be the everyday guy and he flubbed it. Always seems to get that nagging injury too. Mentally weak. Also, Nate, not cool telling the media what Bochy told you in a closed door meeting. Bochy was right anyway: you are not an everyday player. A good defensive addition late in the game is the best fit. Nate the Great would be a valuable piece in a multi-player trade. Sounds like he is not happy, so they should move him for that reason alone.

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