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San Francisco Giants: 3 Things to Look Forward to in 2019

Nick San Miguel
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 15: James Hetfield and ?Robert Trujillo of Metallica pose with Lou Seal before Game Four of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 15: James Hetfield and ?Robert Trujillo of Metallica pose with Lou Seal before Game Four of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 21: Chris Shaw #26 of the San Francisco Giants poses during the Giants Photo Day on February 21, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

Reason #1: The Young Studs

The Giants have a number of exciting young players that will either be getting their major league debut in 2019 or will be getting more playing time than they have in the past.

Nobody wants to be that person who goes to a Giants game next year and goes,”Hey, who’s the surfer kid on the mound?” in reference to Shaun Anderson. You want to be the person sitting next to this uninformed oaf who goes, “That’s Shaun Anderson. He had his major league debut last year on whatever date and pitched however many innings surrendering x number of runs.”

We all want to be the smartest person in the room, so why not be the smartest person at the yard?

Who doesn’t want to be able to say they saw Joey Bart hit his first ever big league home run? Seeing the possible heir apparent to the legendary Buster Posey hit his first dinger would, in a perfect dream world, be like seeing Steve Young throw his first touchdown pass for the Niners.

And what about Chris Shaw? After a rough 2018 could he be the first homegrown Giants outfielder in what seems like centuries to become a fixture in the middle of the lineup and possibly even a power threat?

There is only one way to find out, and that’s to watch the games! Who knows, maybe even some other young guy who we aren’t all that familiar with yet will emerge as a star of the future.

I for one want to see these guys before they possibly become stars. I don’t want to be that one guy in 1968 who was like,”Bro, have you heard of the Beatles? They’re like, really really good.”

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