Injury woes: Did San Francisco Giants move too fast with Jake Peavy, Casey McGehee and Brandon Belt?

By Matthew Connolly
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Apr 12, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy (22) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

It looked like the defending champs were finally getting healthy, but it’s hard to ignore the on-field product we’ve seen from the Giants’ wounded soliders.

In case you’re wondering, those soldiers are Jake Peavy, Casey McGehee and Brandon Belt, and that product consists of more runs than innings pitched, the inability to move fluidly on defense and a hitless streak at 19 and counting, respectively.

Saying San Francisco has gotten off to a slow start is being too kind at this juncture. Following another loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday, the team has now matched its longest losing streak since 2007 (8) and the franchise’s worst start dating back to the New York era (3-9).

Amidst this historic slump, it makes sense that Giants management would want to get their best players back on the field, and stat, but have they been a bit too hasty?

Let’s examine.

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