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.
The 2020 season is going to be a rough one for Giants fans as the team takes its lumps while getting younger. The only way the season could be a bit better is if the team can once again improve the farm system and get out from under some of their high-priced veteran contracts.