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San Francisco Giants: 3 Reasons Not to Panic

Jake Mastroianni
Apr 19, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals right fielder Paulo Orlando (16) is caught by San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) trying to steal second base in the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Royas won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals right fielder Paulo Orlando (16) is caught by San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) trying to steal second base in the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Royas won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 2, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; A general view of a Major League Baseball on Opening Day prior to the game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; A general view of a Major League Baseball on Opening Day prior to the game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

1. It’s April 

I’m tired of hearing it, and I’m tiring of saying it, but we do have to keep in mind that it’s still April. However, we won’t be able to use that excuse anymore after this week.

In 2015 the San Francisco Giants started the year 9-13 before going on to win 84 games. That still wasn’t good enough to make the playoffs that year, but they gave themselves a chance.

This is still a very good baseball team — on paper at least — and they deserve to have at least a month to put things together.

We know what this team is capable of when it plays to its maximum ability, and we definitely haven’t seen that yet.

You can have stretches in a season where you go 6-13, but good teams follow those stretches by going 13-6.

The problem is that they’re burring themselves in a whole early, but the good news is that you know — or at least I hope — that this team will go on a winning streak at some point.

If they finish out the month going 4-3 or 5-2 with a couple of wins over the Los Angeles Dodgers at home, then I think they build some momentum going into May.

April has been bad, but it’s the first month of the season. There is over five months of baseball left to be played.

As hard as it is, we need to give the team a pass for their bad play early, and look for improvement going forward.

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