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San Francisco Giants: 5 things to watch for in the second half

Nick San Miguel
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 28: Alex Dickerson #8 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Kevin Pillar #1 after he hit a home run in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on June 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 28: Alex Dickerson #8 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Kevin Pillar #1 after he hit a home run in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on June 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 28: Alex Dickerson #8 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Kevin Pillar #1 after he hit a home run in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on June 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The second half of the 2019 MLB season will begin later this week. Ahead we’ve highlight five things to watch for with the San Francisco Giants.

With a 41-48 record, the San Francisco Giants find themselves in last place in the NL West standings at the All-Star break.

Despite a 15-10 record in their last 25 games and a 7-3 stretch to close out the first half, there’s still a good chance that in the next month they will be sellers as the trade deadline approaches.

The talent left on the roster after the deadline passes with be a huge factor in how well they are able to perform down the stretch.  With key players like Madison Bumgarner, Will Smith, and several others on the trading block, there is a very real chance that the Giants could lay an egg in the second half.

At the same time, even if they do fall out of the race, there is some intriguing young talent on the roster worth assessing as they begin preparing for the future. The final few months of the season will be important in lining up the roster for 2020 and beyond.

Regardless of how things go from a win-loss standpoint, there are specific things worth keeping an eye on coming out of the All-Star break.

Ahead we’ve highlighted five things to watch for in the second half.

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