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Five Biggest “What-Ifs” of the SF Giants 2020 Season

A dejected Austin Slater after striking out to end the SF Giants season. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
A dejected Austin Slater after striking out to end the SF Giants season. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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A dejected Austin Slater after striking out to end the SF Giants season. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Every sports fan knows looking back at “What-ifs” is a dangerous proposition, but Marc Delucchi examines the five biggest retrospectives from this SF Giants season.

The SF Giants finished the 2020 season with a 29-31 record and a tiebreak loss away from the last spot in the MLB postseason. Had they won just one of the final three games of their season, they’d have challenged the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason.

It would have been the first time in franchise history that the Giants and Dodgers faced off in a playoff game. Whether San Francisco could have pulled out a surprising series victory can only be known by the baseball gods now.

Whenever a team barely misses the postseason, it’s easy to look at one or two moments that defined the season. Obviously, every year is always greater than the sum of its parts, but it doesn’t mean one different decision, bounce, play, or pitch could not have changed it all.

As the Giants front office gears up for the offseason, it’s as good a time as any to look at five moments that could have changed the season for the better.

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