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San Francisco Giants: What to Watch for in the Final Two Weeks

Jake Mastroianni
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Austin Slater
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Austin Slater /
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With just two weeks left in the regular season, we’ll take a look at what to watch for with the San Francisco Giants as they wrap things up on a terrible 2017 season.

It certainly has been a disastrous season for the San Francisco Giants. They opened the season as a favorite to earn a wild card spot and compete for the National League West. Instead, they are in last place in the division and are one of the worst teams in baseball.

But the season is drawing to an end, and many San Francisco Giants fans couldn’t be happier.

Still, there are a few reasons to watch the final two weeks.

  • Can they avoid 100 losses: Not that it really matters, but no fan base wants to lose 100 games, it’s just a bad look. After Sunday’s win, they now have 93 losses with 11 games left. For you math majors, that means they have to go 5-6 the rest of the way. That would give them a season record of 63-99. I’m doubtful.
  • Number One Pick: Percentage-wise, the San Francisco Giants are the worst team in baseball right now with two more losses than the Philadelphia Phillies. If they wanted to tank the rest of the way, or just play like they have all season, they can easily get the number one pick in next year’s draft. We’ve cheered for them to win all year and been disappointed, maybe we’ll have better success cheering for the Giants to lose.?
  • Austin Slater: The one rookie who has given the future of the San Francisco Giants some hope this year is Slater. He’s currently hitting .282 with 3 home runs and 16 RBI in 117 at-bats. He hit third on Sunday with Buster Posey out of the lineup and went 1-for-2 with 2 runs scored, an RBI and 2 walks. I hope he plays every day the rest of the year and hits at the top of the lineup to get even more at-bats.
  • You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone: Even though everyone would love to flip the script to 2018, the fact remains, once baseball season is over you’ll miss it. During those cold days of December and January, I’ll be begging to watch a 100 loss San Francisco Giants team play. As hard as it may be, try to enjoy every last minute of the regular season, because once it’s over the cold, long wait for 2018 begins.

This really has been a difficult year for San Francisco Giants fans. It is my first year covering this team, and I was looking forward to writing about all their success, but such is baseball.

Next: Top Performances from San Francisco Giants Minor League Players

I hope you continue to watch the San Francisco Giants in these final two weeks as they write the final chapter of the 2017 season.

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