For the time being, there are eight teams remaining in the playoffs with several of these teams featuring some popular former SF Giants players. In case you are looking for a guide for who to root for this postseason, we have you covered.
3 popular former SF Giants players who are still in the playoffs
Outside of just players, the Giants also have two former managers managing in the playoffs. This includes Dusty Baker of the Houston Astros and Bruce Bochy of the Texas Rangers. Bochy came out of retirement to manage the Rangers and that is looking like a very good choice.
The longtime manager just knows how to push all of the right buttons to get the best out of his players. On a similar note, Baker exudes a calmness that has his players playing at their best when the lights are the brightest.
Outside of these two, there are several former Giants players who are still looking to make a deep run in October.
1. Minnesota Twins infielder Donovan Solano
The Giants signed Donovan Solano to a minor league deal prior to the 2019 season. During that contract, the veteran infielder experienced a career resurgence. In three seasons with the Giants, Solano tallied a .789 OPS while providing plenty of clutch hits and gritty at-bats.
Since his time with San Francisco came to an end after the 2021 campaign, Solano has made stops with both the Cincinnati Reds and the Minnesota Twins. His stint with the Twins has him reaching the playoffs for just the second time in his career.
The right-handed bat put together a respectable season, slashing .282/.369/.391 (110 OPS+) with five home runs, 38 RBI, and 43 runs in 450 plate appearances. Earlier in his career, Solano was a glove-first utility player, but his profile has shifted more in favor of his bat over the past few seasons.
The 35-year-old appeared briefly at second base and third base this year while seeing the bulk of his time at first base. Even though he has not put on a Giants uniform for a couple of seasons, he is still well-remembered for his contributions to a team that won 107 games.
Speaking of former Giants players, is it too soon to mention his teammate Carlos Correa? I'll see myself out.