The hot stove is heating up, and the Giants have been connected to multiple players. One name to watch is Jon Gray.
The Colorado Rockies starting pitcher could be on the move, and MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Wednesday that the Giants are among Gray's suitors.
Gray, 29, has a 3.67 ERA this season, which is tied for the lowest of his career. His 1.22 WHIP also is the best of his career.
The Rockies selected Gray with the No. 3 pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. He has a 4.47 career ERA and 3.89 career FIP. Gray will be a free agent after this season.
San Francisco's front office has made it known the Giants are eyeing pitching depth ahead of the July 30 trade deadline. Gray would fit the bill, and he had a strong start earlier this season in his only appearance against the Giants. The big right-hander struck out eight batters over six innings against the Giants on May 5 in a 4-2 win at Coors Field.
Trading within the division isn't easy. But Farhan Zaidi always is creative at the deadline, and could find a way to get a deal done.