San Francisco Giants Lose Another One, But Gain Gregor Blanco
The San Francisco Giants lost another player this week with Steven Duggar tearing his labrum, which will most likely cost him the rest of the season.
Earlier this week the San Francisco Giants lost star catcher Buster Posey for the rest of the season with a hip injury.
To say the Giants have been hit by the injury bug this year would be an understatement, but that’s no excuse as almost every other team in the league has suffered their fair share of injuries this year.
But for the Giants, it just seems like it has been one after the other. Or just when we get a player back from injury, another one goes on the disabled list.
And it’s big-time players hitting the DL for the Giants with Madison Bumgarner, Posey, Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija, Brandon Belt, and Evan Longoria all spending time on the shelf this year.
What really hurts about Duggar is this was his chance to get a long look as a future outfielder for the San Francisco Giants. Now we go into the offseason with him still being a question mark.
He’s held his own at the plate with a .255 average in 141 at-bats to go along with 2 home runs and 5 stolen bases. But getting injured now will probably cost him 25 or so games and around 100 at-bats — that’s quality big league experience.
Hopefully, Duggar can get healthy in the offseason and try to prove himself again next spring.
On the flip side, the San Francisco Giants welcome Gregor Blanco back to the mix. The 34-year-old outfielder is in his sixth year with the Giants and was part of two World Series teams in 2012 and 2014.
I love watching Blanco play as he’s made a career based purely on his hustle and work ethic. He could have a tremendous influence on the young outfielders in the clubhouse.
I know this is more depressing news for the San Francisco Giants, but I like that the team is continuing to play hard. No matter where we end up this season, it’s already been a much better ride than 2017.