With the trade deadline approaching and the Dodgers are making waves, the Giants are surely considering a splash of their own.

General manager Brian Sabean has intimated that the team is presently weighing options. “You’re always looking to tweak your roster,” Sabean told Tim Kawakami on Tuesday. “We’re going to see if we can improve our bullpen and our bench. I think both areas are realistic for us to look at right now.”

Sabean also stated that he will neither mortgage the future of the franchise for a short-term fix (a la 2011) nor attempt to keep up with the Jones’s, which in this case is actually the Johnson’s, the Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s.

As for everybody’s favorite topic of discussion—first base—well, a move is unlikely. Sabean indicated that the position will be handled internally, while Bochy expressed confidence in the struggling Brandon Belt.

The Giants have been linked to a number of relievers in the recent days, as well as a few infielders. The following is a list of said players. I’ll keep this updated throughout the next couple of days. If I miss anything, please note it in the comments section (with a link), and I will prompty add the player to the list and give you credit, of course.

Infielders

–IF Stephen Drew, Arizona Diamondbacks
Jon Heyman described Drew as “sure to go somewhere.” Both the A’s and Giants have expressed interest, Heyman said.

Year Age PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 29 74 67 7 14 5 0 0 7 6 17 .209 .270 .284 .554
7 Yrs 3164 2849 383 764 173 51 70 328 262 545 .268 .329 .438 .767
162 Game Avg. 682 614 83 165 37 11 15 71 56 117 .268 .329 .438 .767

–3B Placido Polanco, Philadelphia Phillies
There has been no confirmed interested in Polanco, but as Andrew Baggarly of Jeopardy! CSN Bay Area points out, Sabean “is known to value an experienced player such as the Phillies’ Placido Polanco.”

Year Age PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 36 314 290 27 74 15 0 2 19 17 24 .255 .300 .328 .628
162 Game Avg. 671 614 88 183 30 3 9 63 36 46 .299 .344 .403 .747

–3B Aramis Ramirez, Milwaukee Brewers
Like Polanco, I haven’t seen any confirmed interest in Ramirez. I’m just relying on the (informed) speculations of Baggarly here. If you’re looking for reasons why the Giants shouldn’t acquire Ramirez, look no further than the blogger in a bathrobe and wizard hat (Grant Brisbee).

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 34 MIL NL 90 389 349 54 97 32 2 11 59 31 49 .278 .344 .476 .820
162 Game Avg. 162 671 607 85 172 37 2 30 108 49 92 .284 .342 .498 .840

–IF Marco Scutaro, Colorado Rockies (Acquired by the Giants in exchange for 2b Charlie Culberson)Henry Schulman, Dylan Hernandez roaster and writer for the Chronicle, believes the Giants are in the market for Scutaro. Schulman said via Twitter, “Don’t be surprised if the Giants and Rockies make a deal. Colorado has scouted Fresno and Richmond recently.” Schulman also reports that Giants inquired about Scutaro weeks ago.

Year Age PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 36 411 373 47 101 15 3 4 30 27 35 .271 .324 .359 .684
162 Game Avg. 630 560 79 152 31 2 10 59 56 70 .270 .337 .386 .723

Outfielders

–RF Hunter Pence, Philadelphia Phillies
Jon Morosi tweeted early that were Hunter Pence available, the Giants “expected to make a push.” The Giants, he added, “want a RH-hitting OF bat.”

Year Age PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 29 431 389 59 104 15 2 17 59 37 83 .267 .334 .447 .781
162 Game Avg. 687 632 87 183 33 5 26 92 50 125 .289 .342 .481 .823
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/27/2012.

Pitchers

–RP Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians
Chris Cwik of CBSSports.com believes the Giants are interested in Perez. The Indians, according to Cwik, “aren’t looking for prospects, but players who would be able to contribute to their team immediately.”

Year Age W L ERA SV IP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2012 26 0 2 2.89 28 37.1 151 134 0.991 7.2 0.5 1.7 10.1 6.00
162 Game Avg. 3 4 3.10 24 66 273 130 1.164 6.6 0.8 3.8 8.8 2.29

–RP Jonathan Broxton, Kansas City Royals
In the aforementioned article, Baggarly notes the Giants might be interested in Broxton if the price were right. But, per Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Giants “don’t see Broxton as the answer.” Well, he makes the list anyway.

Year Age W L ERA SV IP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2012 28 1 2 2.27 23 35.2 151 183 1.402 9.1 0.3 3.5 6.3 1.79
162 Game Avg. 4 4 3.11 17 69 289 135 1.246 7.5 0.5 3.7 11.1 2.98

–RP Rafael Betancourt
This is another rumor we’ll chalk up to Shulman.

Year Age W L ERA SV IP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2012 37 1 3 3.00 17 36.0 147 1.111 7.5 0.8 2.5 9.3 3.70
162 Game Avg. 4 3 3.17 5 70 281 1.079 7.6 0.9 2.1 9.6 4.58

–RP Matt Belisle
See: Betancourt, Rafael

Year Age W L ERA IP ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2012 32 3 2 2.25 52.0 207 1.212 9.5 0.2 1.4 7.8 5.63
162 Game Avg. 7 6 4.28 101 107 1.364 10.2 1.0 2.1 6.8 3.21

–RP Brandon League, Seattle Mariners
According to FoxSports.com’s Jon Morosi, the Giants, Angels, and Cardinals have shown interest in League.

Year Age W L ERA SV IP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2012 29 0 5 2.98 9 42.1 180 1.441 9.1 0.2 3.8 5.3 1.39
162 Game Avg. 3 5 3.62 11 76 319 1.278 8.5 0.8 3.0 6.5 2.19
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/27/2012.