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Doubters are nothing new for the San Francisco Giants

Nick San Miguel
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Catcher Buster Posey #28, Aubrey Huff #17, Freddy Sanchez #21 and Matt Cain #18 (top L) of the San Francisco Giants celebrate on the field with their teammates after the Giants won 3-1 against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Catcher Buster Posey #28, Aubrey Huff #17, Freddy Sanchez #21 and Matt Cain #18 (top L) of the San Francisco Giants celebrate on the field with their teammates after the Giants won 3-1 against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 19: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants and teammates celebrates after Sandoval hit a fly ball to left field that was dropped for an error by Dominic Smith #22 of the New York Mets allowing the Giants to win the game 1-0 in 10 innings at Oracle Park on July 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

2019

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.

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If the San Francisco Giants keep playing good baseball, they deserve the chance to prove the doubters wrong once again.

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