With the All-Star break finally upon us and the MLB trade deadline drawing ever closer, now is the perfect time to look ahead at what’s to come for the San Francisco Giants.
With a 41-48 record, the San Francisco Giants entered the All-Star break 17.5 games back in the NL West and with eight teams to hurdle in the NL wild-card standings.
Despite that crowded field, they are still just 5.5 games back for a postseason spot, and they entered the break playing good baseball with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games.
The offense struggled for most of the first half before finally showing some signs of life at the beginning of July, while the starting rotation has been in a state of flux all season. The bullpen has been arguably the club’s biggest strength, but that could change with Will Smith, Tony Watson and Sam Dyson all looking like potential trade chips alongside Madison Bumgarner.
With a curious road ahead for manager Bruce Bochy and his team, we here at Around the Foghorn have put together five bold predictions for the second half of the year.
How will the 2019 season play out or the San Francisco Giants?