If the 2010 and 2012 seasons are any indication, the San Francisco Giants should take solace in the fact that most writers and experts are doubting them.
After all, it’s familiar territory for this team, and those experts have been wrong before.
None of that changes the fact that it still is unlikely that the Giants will make a deep playoff run.
The conventional wisdom of national writers when it comes to the Giants is something I have always been wary of trusting. Many of those writers do not watch the Giants, and many of them are prisoners of recent history.
Giving it a go in 2019 could end in sadness and disappointment.
But 2017 and 2018 ended that way too. Trading away Madison Bumgarner, Will Smith, Pablo Sandoval, and the rest does not ensure playoff readiness in 2022. Far from it.
The Giants have young talent producing and they have veterans with playoff experience. They also have Bruce Bochy who is has pushed all of the right buttons in the playoffs three times before. In all reality, this could be their last shot at the postseason for some time.
The next road trip will decide what happens next.
If the San Francisco Giants keep playing good baseball, they deserve the chance to prove the doubters wrong once again.