The San Francisco Giants have ruined your plans for National League and World Series domination by not getting that player you knew they needed to win once again.
After coming off a 98 loss season, the Giants just took four more L’s in the off-season, losing out on the player you were convinced would fix their losing streak.
First, it was Giancarlo Stanton, who you convinced yourself was the answer to all of your long ball dreams. You pictured him hitting batting practice home runs over the Coke bottle and hitting the glove in left center during a game. You pictured a lineup with Stanton protecting Buster Posey and you thought it could fix all the problems with your powerless lineup of 2017.
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Next came Shohei Ohtani, the two way star from Japan you never saw play, but you knew would fix all of the problems of 2017. His 100mph fastball to go with his power bat and ability to play the outfield were like getting multiple pieces to a puzzle that you just couldn’t finish last season. Now, the Giants could finish it and thrive in 2018 because we had a guy to hit home runs during Game 1 of the World Series and throw a shutout during Game 2 of the World Series.
After swinging and missing on Stanton and Ohtani, the Giants went the trade route again. They reportedly made a trade offer for outfielder Marcell Ozuna. After having a deal reportedly agreed to for Giancarlo Stanton with the Marlins, you knew Miami must have liked some of our prospects. You were certain we could go get Ozuna the same way we almost got Stanton.
But then those darn St. Louis Cardinals with their previously agreed to deal for Stanton threw a big wrench into that whole plot and your visions of watching a movie starring Posey and Ozuna went down in flames.
At this point, you were clearly weary of all the ups and downs of the rollercoaster rides at “Rumorville.”
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But then, like a slivering ray of sunshine on a rainy day, a beautiful rainbow presented as a Manny Machado rumor came to the light. You knew it couldn’t happen, but you hoped it could happen anyway because:
1) how amazing would that lineup be?
2) How amazing would that infield be?
As a fan, you can’t help but get caught up in a rumor, even if that rumor is a simple as “the Giants have made an offer for Machado.”
It doesn’t say the Baltimore Orioles are considering the offer.
It doesn’t say the San Francisco Giants are the leaders in the clubhouse to get Machado.
It doesn’t even say that the Orioles have even looked at the offer.
But, as a die hard fan, you suddenly want Manny Machado to be a San Francisco Giant because it’s the only rumor going.
But, just like Stanton, Ohtani, and Ozuna, Machado is not happening. The Giants have not made that blockbuster move you knew they would make to fix all of the problems of 2017. They may never get that blockbuster player to fix the frustration of 2017.
But, what if they did?