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Giants surprisingly inactive at trade deadline

Two weeks ago, it appeared as if the Giants would be clear-cut sellers by the August 31st trade deadline. However, after they caught a hot streak and have moved back into playoff contention, it was unclear on exactly which way they would go. After the 1 PM deadline came and passed Monday, the only semi-significant Giants news to come out was that Dereck Rodriguez, someone who figured to fit into future plans as recent as last season, was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers. Hardly earth-shattering news as the 28 year-old right hander had fallen behind numerous other arms on the organizational depth charge over the last 18 months. There was no big selling as it appeared there would be when this team sat at 8-16 halfway through August, and there were no additions at all, either significant or a small one, that would help aid in a possible playoff push over the final month of this truncated 2020 season. I wasn't entirely sure which way the Giants would lean heading in and I don&