The San Francisco Giants are one of the most well-run sports franchises in American sports. They always seem to be competitive, you never hear about them having a barren farm system and they always get the most out of their roster.
The Giants will battle the Dodgers for a playoff spot this season. Neither team has a glaring weak spot. If you’re pressed to find one, the Giants bullpen was a problem last year, but they made some big additions this offseason.
They have one of the best ballparks in the country. I need to make it out to see a game at AT&T Park before that area gets too gentrified and I can afford the cheapest hotel.
Here is the 2017 MLB season preview for the San Francisco Giants.
The San Francisco Giants had one hell of an offseason. They didn’t have to worry about keeping their own roster intact since most were all under contract, so they went out and signed two of the best pitchers in free agency.
The Giants needed to add some arms in order to keep up with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers have proven they don’t care about the luxury tax and will spend accordingly. The Giants don’t have the same mindset, but they are smart about their money when they do open their checkbooks.
The Giants are dangerous when they have elite pitching. Can they win another World Series this season?
Here is the 2016 MLB season preview for the San Francisco Giants.
The Chicago White Sox have been perennial contenders in the AL Central. They’ve had a lean season and bounce right back the next year. They have relied on pitching during this stretch. It is a consistent way to build a team.
In order for a pitching staff to meet its potential, you need a good game-calling cather. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski has been that guy and he was in Chicago during its recent success. They will be without him this season since he signed with the Texas Rangers this offseason. They will rely on an unproven catcher in Tyler Flowers.
Will the pitching staff struggle without Pierzynski?
Okay, I may be stretching it a bit, but the Rockies/Padres game lasted 22 innings. The game lasted over 6 hours and I bet these guys are dreading the game tomorrow. Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres, is just a huge place to play. If you get two teams with good pitching, you are setting yourself up for games like this. Each team had over 70 at-bats, but only around eleven hits each. I have Todd Helton on my fantasy team and he alone killed my batting average for the day since he was 1 for 9. The starting pitchers tomorrow will have to nearly go the distance if these teams want to make it through the next few games. This was the last game of the series and Colorado has to travel to start a series with Houston tomorrow.
Jake Peavy pitched a marvelous game, which is to be expected, but it wasn’t good enough. The sluggish Padres offense killed him once again. If Peavy wants to end his career with 300 wins, he will need to go to a team that puts up more than 2 or 3 runs a game.
This game ended on a RBI double by Troy Tulowitzki. Hopefully this will catapult him out of his sluggish start and get the Rockies back to their winning ways. If the Rockies don’t start winning games, they will once again need an amazing finish to the season to make the post-season, since the Diamondbacks look to already be in mid-season form.
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