San Francisco Giants Biggest Disappointments of 2018
There were several other disappointments for the San Francisco Giants in 2018, but I didn’t want to depress anyone too much.
I mentioned some at the top of this article.
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I considered putting Cueto on this list over Samardzija, but at least Cueto was good when he was healthy this year. The biggest disappointment with Cueto is that he has essentially lost two years with the Giants and is owed almost $22 million the next three years.
Belt getting injured again and failing to reach 20 home runs was another huge disappointment for me. I’ve never been on Team-Belt, but I was hoping this was the year he would prove me wrong and hit that 20 home run plateau.
Mac Williamson was one I didn’t mention before, but after a surge to start the season I thought for an inkling that maybe we finally had something with him. But after that concussion, he was never the same, and I kind of think his time in San Francisco is up.
Chris Shaw, Austin Slater, and Steven Duggar didn’t overly impress me. I know Shaw only played in a handful of games, but I still didn’t see a future everyday player when he was healthy.
We were really hoping at least two of these three would become centerpieces in the future lineup, but after 2018 they are still all question marks.
And finally, the lack of competitiveness — especially down the stretch in meaningful games — was highly disappointing. This team hasn’t played with much passion the past couple of years, and some of that has to fall on the manager.
Hopefully you are still reading this, and hopefully you haven’t lost your mind. As fans, we can now put this dreaded 2018 behind us, and hopefully look forward to a brighter future for San Francisco Giants baseball.