The San Francisco Giants off-season has moved a a glacial pace, but the last 24 hours has seen a whirlwind of news that has tremendous impact on the Giants organization and its fans.
These three outfielders span generations of Giants fans and the impact they had and could have in San Francisco has become a big part of recent days.
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Harper is the prized free agent that 30 teams could use, yet not every team believes they can afford. That may have changed as the Giants brass checked in on the left handed slugger to see if he would consider Oracle Park’s right field his new home.
Pence, who helped the Giants win the 2012 and 2014 World Series, became a free agent after completing a five year deal in San Francisco. In that time, Pence endeared himself to the entire fanbase with his effort, heart and passion for the game. His hustle and relentlessness made him an instant fan favorite and his production on the field made him one of the key pieces to two championship teams.
It was bittersweet to see Pence agree to a deal with the Rangers, but every Giants fan will be rooting to see one of the best outfielders in team history be able to continue his major league career.
Robinson never played in the outfield at Candlestick Park for the home team, but he did manage the Giants from 1981-1984. Current announcers Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow both played for the legendary baseball man, and have always maintained the ultimate respect for one of the game’s absolute best to ever play.
These three outfielders represent the past, present and possible future of the Giants, and with such a slow off-season, this has certainly woken fans up.