3 former SF Giants players we're glad are gone and 2 we wish would've stayed.
The SF Giants have been one of the best teams in Major League Baseball over the past decade-plus, winning three World Series titles since 2010.
This year's club is led by position players like Michael Conforto, Mike Yastrzemski, Joc Pederson, Brandon Crawford and Thairo Estrada. A common theme amongst these names is that they're (mostly) all on the wrong side of 30 except. The team just does not have as much young firepower as it once had.
On the pitching side, things are largely the same. All five starters (including the sixth starter, whether it's Sean Manaea or Ross Stripling) are also on the wrong side of 30 except for Logan Webb.
Perhaps it's the lack of youth on the 2023 roster that's contributed to the 4-6 start through the team's first 10 games. Perhaps the team just doesn't have the same amount of "oomph" behind it as it once did.
What if the Giants never parted ways with some of the star-caliber players they've had over the years? For some, it'd be detrimental for the club to still roster them. For others, their inclusion on this 26-man roster could be enough to turn this season around in the early going and inject some hope into a team that has looked, well, hopeless (so far).
Let's travel back in time to the not-so-distant future and check out three former Giants players we're glad moved on, and two we wish stayed with the team.