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Giants Aren't Expecting Trade Ahead Of Thursday's Deadline

Giants General Manager Brian Sabean said Tuesday that making a significant trade by Thursday, the deadline for teams to complete postseason rosters, looks like a ``long shot.''

This is largely because of the many teams still in contention for a playoff spot. Entering Tuesday, nine teams, including the Giants, were within five games of National League wild-card leader Cincinnati.

``There's a much smaller group of appealing or available players,'' Sabean said.

Via Mercury News

Bonds Homers Twice Off Hudson To Reach 727

Barry Bonds hit his 726th and 727th home runs Tuesday night for his first two-homer game this season, moving within 28 of Hank Aaron's career record.

Returning to the city where Hammerin' Hank broke Babe Ruth's mark, Bonds drove a 2-1 pitch from Atlanta's Tim Hudson over the center-field wall in the second inning, the second of back-to-back homers by the Giants. In the sixth, Bonds added a two-run shot off Hudson to nearly the same spot for his 19th homer of the season.

Via AP

Bonds' Trainer Goes Back To Jail

Greg Anderson was found in contempt of court for his refusal to talk and could remain behind bars for more than a year while the grand jury investigates Barry Bonds for perjury and tax evasion.

"Sometimes sitting in the cooler for a long time may have a therapeutic affect and may change his mind," U.S. District Judge William Alsup said during the rancorous, hourlong hearing, after which authorities whisked Anderson into custody.

"Maybe in 16 months he will change his mind," Alsup said, referring to the remainder of the grand jury's term.

Via AP

Mets Pursued Alou

A report from a well-connected New York baseball writer said the Mets were trying to deal for Moises Alou from the Giants, who would consider a deal if they fell out of contention. With New York's acquisition of Shawn Green on Tuesday and Alou getting hurt again, all discussions are over.

If the story is true, one wonders how general manager Brian Sabean would define "contention."

Via San Francisco Chronicle

Lilly Telling People He Wants To Pitch In San Francisco?

Ted Lilly will be a free agent this winter and has told many people he wants to pitch for the Giants next season.

Lilly had a physical confrontation with Toronto manager John Gibbons during Monday's game against Oakland.

Via San Francisco Chronicle

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