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San Francisco Giants Fans Giving up on 2018; A Look to 2019

MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals at bat in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals at bat in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 05: Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a first inning pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 5, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

Offseason Predictions

I want to preface this by saying, these predictions are based on what the Giants have done in past offseasons. They never land the Bryce Harper of any free agent class and I believe it has a lot to do with AT&T Park.

Young power hitters with Hall of Fame aspirations or hopes of landing one more huge contract when they’re 28-32 years old or both, tend to sign elsewhere.

Playing at AT&T means a loss of home runs. A loss of home runs means a potential loss of millions down the line.

When they do sign a position player, it’s a pretty practical unsexy pick. Usually an older veteran with below average power who isn’t very fast and plays their position just fine.

There are some interesting names on the market that seem to fit the Giants criteria and would help the team a lot.

Assuming the Giants go into next season with a healthy version of their current roster, here are some people that would add some depth and fill some needs for the 2019 Giants.

First, the Giants should re-sign Pablo Sandoval and Derek Holland. These are both no-brainers. Both players exceeded expectations by miles and earned a nice major league contract. Plus they are both versatile. Sandoval is a switch-hitting corner infielder and Derek Holland has done well as a starter and reliever this season. They deserve this. Let’s pay them.

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