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San Francisco Giants: Selecting the 2010s All-Decade Team

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Brian Wilson #38 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates striking out Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers to win the 2010 MLB World Series 3-1 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Brian Wilson #38 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates striking out Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers to win the 2010 MLB World Series 3-1 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Bullpen

Long Relief: Yusmeiro Petit (2012-15)

Stats: 90/21 G/GS, 10-7, 3.66 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 8.8 K/9, 245.2 IP, 2.0 WAR

A valuable multi-inning reliever and spot starter throughout his time with the Giants, Petit was a key cog in the team’s 2014 title run. He posted a 3.69 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with 133 strikeouts in 117 innings spanning 12 starts and 27 relief appearances during the regular season, then recorded three wins with a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings out of the bullpen during the postseason.

Middle Relief: LHP Javier Lopez (2010-16)

Stats: 446 G, 10 SV, 110 HLD, 2.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 6.6 K/9, 5.4 WAR

One of the best lefty specialists of all-time, Lopez was virtually untouchable during the playoffs. He retired 35 of the 44 batters he faced while allowing just one earned run in 23 appearances during the 2010, 2012 and 2014 postseasons combined.

Middle Relief: RHP Santiago Casilla (2010-16)

Stats: 414 G, 123 SV, 64 HLD, 2.42 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 8.4 K/9, 8.4 WAR

Casilla saved 38 games in 2015 and 31 in 2016 as the team’s closer, and he filled a variety of roles out of the bullpen in the years prior. He had an 0.92 ERA with four saves and four holds in 25 career postseason appearances.

Middle Relief: LHP Jeremy Affeldt (2010-15)

Stats: 340 G, 10 SV, 74 HLD, 3.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 7.2 K/9, 1.9 WAR

Before Madison Bumgarner nailed down Game 7 of the 2014 World Series with his memorable five-inning save, Affeldt tossed 2.1 scoreless innings of his own in relief of starter Tim Hudson. He had a 0.69 ERA with two wins and four holds in 26 postseason games.

Setup: RHP Sergio Romo (2010-16)

Stats: 441 G, 82 SV, 127 HLD, 2.49 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 10.3 K/9, 8.2 WAR

Armed with a wicked slider, Romo was a consistent late-inning weapon during the team’s three title runs. He had 38 saves in 2013 as the closer, but he was used mostly in a setup role during his time with the team. He had three saves in the 2012 World Series and logged a 3.09 ERA in 27 playoff appearances.

Setup: LHP Will Smith (2016-19)

Stats: 143 G, 48 SV, 17 HLD, 2.70 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 12.7 K/9, 3.4 WAR

As evidenced by his 12.7 K/9, Smith earns a late-inning spot on the All-Decade team thanks to his electric swing-and-miss stuff. He was virtually unhittable during the first half of the 2019 season on his way to 34 saves and a spot on the NL All-Star team. A hefty payday awaits this winter.

Closer: RHP Brian Wilson (2010-12)

Stats: 129 G, 85 SV, 0 HLD, 2.46 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 10.2 K/9, 3.1 WAR

With an NL-leading 48 saves that tied him with Rod Beck for the single-season franchise record in 2010, Wilson gets the nod as our All-Decade team closer. He added 36 more saves in 2011 for a second straight All-Star Game appearance, and he saved six games without allowing an earned run in 11.2 innings during the 2010 playoffs.

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So there you have it, the San Francisco Giants All-Decade team for the 2010s. Agree? Disagree? Let us know what your 25-man roster would look like in the comments or on our Twitter page.

All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference, unless otherwise noted.

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