In this era of big winners and bigger tankers in major-league baseball, the worst thing a team can be is a wishy-washy .500. As sure as the summer fog will make unsuspecting San Francisco tourists shiver, the Giants were headed there in 2018.

Something had to change, and on Sunday morning, it did.

Before the Giants busted out of their hitting malaise and whomped St. Louis 13-8 to earn a series split, they announced they had traded underperforming outfielder Austin Jackson, reliever Cory Gearrin and Class A pitching prospect Jason Bahr to the Rangers for a player to be named or cash. …continue reading here…