One of the key teams to watch
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The Giants are “one of the key teams to watch” if Marlins center fielder Starling Marte is dealt before the deadline, per Craig Mish and Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. Marte’s numbers are roughly equivalent to those of Giants center fielder Steven Duggar, so he wouldn’t appear to provide a transformative upgrade. But if the asking price for the pending free agent is mild enough that San Francisco can acquire him as a right-handed hitting platoon option, perhaps there will be interest.