2018 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants

The only thing that went right for the Giants in 2017 was that the Dodgers didn’t win the World Series. Even then, THEY CAME VERY, VERY CLOSE. Before the season, the Giants were unanimous favorites to win one of the NL Wild Card spots. Instead, they were a Pablo Sandoval walk-off homer from winning the number one pick in this year’s draft.

Since the 2016 All Star Break, the Giants have been one of the worst teams in the majors, going 94-142. In 2016, it was the bullpen’s fault the team fell apart. In 2017, it was everyone’s fault. Every player in the Giants Opening Day line-up fell short of their ZiPS projections. After Madison Bumgarner crashed his dirtbike, Jeff Samardzija and Matt Cainwere the only pitchers in the rotation to live up to theirs.

Read the rest at Banished to the Pen.

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