3 reasons why the SF Giants' playoff chances are toast

The SF Giants are kinda sorta hanging around in the playoff race, but that may not last.

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As of 9/13, the San Francisco Giants are officially in trouble when it comes to making the playoffs in 2023. They are certainly not out of it mathematically as they are currently just a game and a half out of the wild card race in the National League. However, that does not tell the whole story.

See, the fundamental problem the Giants have is that they had relied on being greater than the sum of their parts for the first half of the season and that did work for a while. However, The months of August and September have not been particularly kind and as we will see, there is a very good chance that the Giants will be at home watching the playoffs unfold in October instead of being in the thick of things.

Here are 3 reasons why the SF Giants' playoff chances are toast

It is too easy to just look at the standings, see a team that currently on the outside looking in in the race for a playoff spot, and then declare them dead. That is not how any of this works. Remaining schedules, how other competitors are playing, and just how that team is playing matters a LOT here. However, a closer look seems to show that essentially none of those factors look particularly promising for the Giants the rest of the season and that is a problem.

Let's take a look at some of the reasons why it looks like the Giants' chances of making the playoffs are toast.