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San Francisco Giants: Buckle Up Folks, Wild Month Ahead

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 09: General manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy stand on the field before a ceremony for Edgar Renteria
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 09: General manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy stand on the field before a ceremony for Edgar Renteria
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San Francisco Giants fans are done. They’ve zoned out. They’re all paying attention to the Warriors or their respective football teams as both have much bigger storylines surrounding them. This must be what it’s like to be an A’s fan.

As we have tried to preach that San Francisco Giants fans are learning patience, we’re not patient at all. Giants fans lament how slow it’s been and with good reason. This is the worst offseason in recent memory. It’s not just the Giants being slow, it’s everyone. But that has to change soon.

Something has to give.

With 34 days left until pitchers and catchers have to report, and more than half of the top 50 free agents have yet to sign, including eight remaining out of the top 10. The only top ten guys to sign? Shohei Ohtani and Zack Cozart. That’s something else.

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Usually the big boys are off the board before the turn of the new year. But that’s not the case anymore. Most teams are being incredibly cautious concerning their luxury tax spending and reset their penalties. It’s curbing spending, but only for the bigger spenders.

The smaller market teams obviously looked for stiffer penalties for those that go over for the sake of competitive balance. The problem is that they aren’t spending the money either, keeping the market in a log jam. But as we said…something has to give.

Time will ultimately get it done.

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The lesser guys may get signed first as this market continually gets turned upside down. It’s about to be a crazy run in to Spring Training though. It’s going to be an incredibly fast down-hill slope as free agents go minutes after another.

You think I’m kidding? There would have to be an average of 4-5 free agent signings a DAY until Spring Training to get everyone signed. That’s crazy. And the more days of no action, means the crazier the run-in will get. Be ready, because it’s going to start soon.

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