The San Francisco Giants began play today, so we decided to give you a full preview of who they will be this season.
The San Francisco Giants are coming off a solid 2016 season. They made the postseason, and fell painstakingly close to coming back for an epic NLDS victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Their offense was lights out in the first half, and nowhere to be found in the second half. Nobody is quite sure what the heck happened to the team post all-star break. They went from having the best record in baseball, to barely clinching a wild card spot on the final day. The Giants are back with a vengeance in 2017 though.
The additions of one of the best closers in baseball really helps push the Giants in the right direction. A few more additions to the roster in terms of depth, are good as well. Aaron Hill joins the roster, as well as Nick Hundley as Buster’s backup catcher. Honestly, Hundley is the best backup catcher the Giants have had since Bengie Molina backed up Posey for like, a month in 2010.
The Giants have done their part to improve around the edge, and may have put together their most complete team since maybe 2012. That bodes well, as they won 94 games, the NL West, and the World Series that year.
We’ll break down each position grouping on the opening day roster, and give our prediction for what we think the Giants are capable of in 2017.