3 New Year’s resolutions for the SF Giants in 2024
3. Finish over .500/make the playoffs
The SF Giants failed to finish above .500 each of the last two seasons and failed to make the postseason either year.
I am not sure whether they will be able to accomplish both of those things in 2024, but they should at least strive to play winning baseball in 2024.
The addition of Lee and, just for the sake of argument, let’s say they add another pitcher and Matt Chapman in free agency. It stands to reason that adds a few wins to the club and would allow them to finish above .500.
This is not a rebuilding year for the Giants, but they are trying to build something new with Bob Melvin and Farhan Zaidi. They are trying to win, but also be more exciting and fun to watch.
They want to win, but they will not do it with the same approach of recent years with a heavy reliance on openers and platoons.
There still may be some of that, but it seems like they want a more consistent everyday lineup and they want regular starting pitchers who try to go deep into games.
With this new approach, there could be bumps in the road, but if the Giants add some more talent then they could be a team in the 85-90 win category, which should be good enough to be in the running for a Wild Card spot.
The offseason is far from over, and the SF Giants still have plenty of time to address these New Year’s resolutions to make 2024 better than 2023. We just ask that they give fans an exciting product to watch on the field.