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San Francisco Giants: Best offensive teams of the past decade

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16: Travis Ishikawa #45 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after he hits a three-run walk-off home run to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16: Travis Ishikawa #45 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after he hits a three-run walk-off home run to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 08: Kevin Pillar #1 of the San Francisco Giants hits a grand slam home run against the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning at Oracle Park on April 8, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 08: Kevin Pillar #1 of the San Francisco Giants hits a grand slam home run against the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning at Oracle Park on April 8, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

While recent memory has been defined by the San Francisco Giants inability to hit, the team has actually had some pretty good offenses over the past decade. Our goal: Highlight the top three.

To call a spade a spade, the 2019 San Francisco Giants struggle to hit the baseball.

That’s not to say the 2017 and 2018 teams fared much better, but the 2019 Giants have looked particularly helpless at times offensively. The recent addition of Kevin Pillar has provided a spark, but the Giants still have a long way to go before their offense is even league-average.

OPS+ is a park-adjusted offensive metric used to gauge a player or team’s production relative to the league average. A 100 OPS+ represents average production.

Entering play on Wednesday, the Giants had a team OPS+ of 54, which was 29th in the majors.

One of Farhan Zaidi’s biggest areas of focus was adding guys who could get on base. The Giants, as a team, rank 29th  in walks (26) and 30th in on-base percentage (.264).

The Giants have also hit just eight home runs as a team. Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger has seven home runs by himself.

It hasn’t always been this way.

Thankfully, I am old enough to remember when the Giants could swing the bats a little. So let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive the good times!

While recent memory has been defined by the team’s inability to hit, the Giants actually had some solid lineups during the 2010s. Ahead we’ve highlighted the top three.

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