Pro #1: The fun factor
I wrote yesterday that “2020 San Francisco Giants” and “fun” mix about as well as oil and water, but bringing back Hunter Pence would unquestionably make things more fun.
He plays the game with such intensity and passion, even in a blowout, that he would instantly make the team more compelling.
Not only does that benefit the fans, but having a guy like Pence in the locker room makes the game more fun for the players as well.
With a new manager in Gabe Kapler, it would not hurt to have a beloved veteran like Pence in the locker room to make the transition a bit smoother.
Speaking of Kapler, it seems like him and Pence would get along well considering they are both pretty intense and are full on health junkies. Remember when Pence’s body fat percentage was “too low”. I wish I had that problem.
Adding Pence to the mix makes the team as a whole more watchable and the 2020 season a little bit less of a drag. Some may roll their eyes at that, but I will take all the excitement I can get, especially from a player who is and always will be a legend in San Francisco.