San Francisco Giants: Grading the 2019-20 offseason

SF Giants pitcher Drew Smyly. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
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Final grade

A so-so offseason overall by the San Francisco Giants results in a final grade of C-.

Hitting on one or two missed opportunities could have easily elevated the offseason into the B range.

Because the focal point of the offseason was low-cost additions to aid in the rebuilding efforts, a C grade feels right. The team appears to have gotten worse relative to last season with several notable departures, so it’s hard to give them any higher of a grade, even with the focus clearly on rebuilding.

It also doesn’t help that several NL West teams clearly improved during the offseason. In fact, the only division rival the Giants had a better offseason than was the Colorado Rockies, who basically stood pat.

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