Giants lose first series in more than a month, face post-deadline pitching challenge

first_imgPHILADELPHIA —  Instead of opting to rip up the foundation and spend the rest of the year rebuilding, the Giants’ front office kept the team’s core intact at Wednesday’s trade deadline.Three veteran relievers were shipped out and replaced with younger arms, but the Giants held onto ace Madison Bumgarner, closer Will Smith and several more of their most valuable assets.The result of the Giants’ deadline deals are team that still believes it has enough talent to compete for a playoff berth and …last_img

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