SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants' reaction to the Los Angeles Dodgers' acquisition of third baseman Hanley Ramirez was polite but muted Wednesday.
"He's a good player," manager Bruce Bochy said of the maneuvering by the Dodgers, who entered Wednesday trailing first-place San Francisco by 2 1/2 games in the National League West. "But we can't be concerned with what's on with them as much as what we need to do here.
"He's going to make them a better club. We expect some moves to be made. We're not surprised they've made some moves. It's part of baseball."
Said right fielder Nate Schierholtz, "We're a good team. We have great pitching. No matter who they have, I think we have everything we need to be successful and win the division."
Right-hander Sergio Romo was impressed, but not surprised. "He may not be having the season people would be expecting him to have statistically, but he's still an unbelievable talent," Romo said of Ramirez. "He's a guy you have to respect. He can be a game-changer; he's proven to be a game-changer. The Dodgers are trying to make moves. They've been saying this whole time they're trying to go for it."
The Dodgers visit San Francisco for a three-game weekend showdown beginning Friday.