SF Giants Problem #1: Terrible Fielding
It’s no secret that the Giants have been flat out horrendous in the field this season. Fans have become accustomed to the surefire fielding of years past have consistently been jarred by horrendous play. What once was a strength has now become a massive pitiful.
To date, the Giants have made 21 errors in 21 total games this season. That leads the majors in errors this season, which is a massive cause for concern.
Sure, this may be a season unlike any other, but even then, the Giants are making more errors than every other team. Everyone had to deal with the extended layoff and short summer camp. The Giants have been the worst of them all.
No matter how cliche it might sound, giving a team extra outs is going to make it harder to win games. The Giants don’t have the talent to do that, and subsequently, it’s a big reason they won’t make the postseason.
Now, there’s no doubt that errors are going to happen, especially throughout a season. But there has to be a point where it’s just a mistake that is less likely to happen again. Through the first third of the season, there simply hasn’t been any signs that the defense is going to get better.