The 2017 Season for the San Francisco Giants was absolutely miserable. A 98 loss season was not how most expected the 2017 Giants season to go. But here we are. So now it’s time to hand out grades for 2017.
We’ve done all of the actual field positions. Everything from Orlando Calixte, to Buster Posey, to Corey Gearrin, we’ve looked at the 2017 Giants roster and what they did. We did our best to take into account expectations, injuries, and much more. The players got what they got. But now, it’s time to look at management.
Bruce Bochy and Bobby Evans are going to get graded. Why? Positions of leadership should always be questioned and evaluated. But with the results this season, held side by side with their own expectations, the San Francisco Giants group of management needs to be scrutinized.
They had high expectations for a reason. So how could they have been so stinking wrong? Well. That’s something we’ll have to look into. How do we come up with a grade for management? Bochy will ultimately have a different set of criteria than Evans, mainly because they can’t be evaluated the same way.
But the big issue there is that Bobby Evans didn’t see it coming. It’s his job to see that decline coming, and prepare for it.
For Bruce, it’s about his game management, lineup decisions, leadership of players, and the overall way the Giants played in 2017.
For Bobby, it’s his offseason deals, his own evaluations of the team at the beginning, middle, and end, and whether or not they were correct. There is a lot to analyze with these guys. So I’m going to stop telling you about how we graded them. First up, Bruce.