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Larry Baer: Giants got calls on Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner

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Larry Baer: Giants got calls on Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner

General Manager Bobby Evans and the Giants' front office made just one trade prior to the July 31 deadline.

Eduardo Nunez was dealt to Boston for two minor league pitching prospects.

George Kontos was given to the Pirates on a waiver claim in early August, but no other deals have been struck.

But did they get any calls from prospective teams regarding members of their core like Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner or Brandon Crawford?

"We have gotten calls on Buster and Madison. The calls come in. That doesn't mean we take them seriously," Giants team president and CEO Larry Baer said Thursday on KNBR 680. "Nobody really knows how to assess our behavior in this situation because we haven't been in this situation in a decade or so, in terms in really getting to such a bad start that you get buried."

What is Baer's theory behind the calls for his superstars?

"There's a lot of new general managers out there. So they might call Bobby and say "What would it take?" We'll get those calls," Baer said.

Posey, the 2012 NL MVP, has four years and $85.6 million left on his current contract, while Bumgarner has $12 million team options for each of the next two seasons.

Barry Bonds back in left field at AT&T Park

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Barry Bonds back in left field at AT&T Park

Barry Bonds was back in left field Friday at AT&T Park. Calm down, he was in blue jeans not a Giants jersey. 

Before the Giants take on the Phillies, Bonds casual caught fly balls back at the spot he used to roam for San Francisco. On Twitter he wrote, "I think I still got it. What do you guys think?"

Known for his legendary power as baseball's all-time home runs leader, Bonds is also one of the best defensive outfielders the game has ever seen. Bonds won eight Gold Glove awards in his career, five of them coming with the Giants.

Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente are the all-time leaders of Gold Glove awards among outfielders with 12 each. 

The Giants have used 13 players in left field this season. Perhaps they could use one more in Bonds.

Giants lineup: After beating Phillies to start series, no changes for Game 2

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Giants lineup: After beating Phillies to start series, no changes for Game 2

The Giants scored early and hung on to beat the Phillies on Thursday night. One night later, Bruce Bochy is going with the same eight.

Philadelphia Phillies (43-76)

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
3. Nick Williams (L) CF
4. Rhys Hoskins (R) LF
5. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
6. Tommy Joseph (R) 1B
7. Jorge Alfaro (R) C
8. Cameron Perkins (R) RF
9. Zach Eflin (R) P

San Francisco Giants (49-74)

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Hunter Pence (R) RF
3. Jarrett Parker (L) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Ryder Jones (L) 1B
8. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B
9. Matt Moore (L) P