Well, the Giants needed a bat and they got one. They traded single-A pitcher Scott Barnes to the Indians for first baseman Ryan Garko. Barnes was 12-3 with a 2.85 ERA and a 99/29 K/BB rate. But couldn't they have done any better than Ryan Garko?
Garko is hitting a solid .285-.362-.464--.826 with 11 HRs and 39 RBI in 78 games with the Indians this year.
Does this mean Matt LaPorta gets a call up for good this time?