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.

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