5 bold predictions for the SF Giants in the 2024 season

Here are 5 bold predictions for the SF Giants in the 2024 season.
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Jorge Soler
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Bold SF Giants 2024 predictions: Jorge Soler will be the first Giant since Barry Bonds to hit 30 home runs

When it was announced that Jorge Soler was signing with the Giants, everyone's minds turned to the possibilities. Will he hit 30-something home runs? Will he be the first right-hander to hit a home run into McCovey Cove? Heck, will he hit the Coke bottle?

I don't know about McCovey Cove or the Coke bottle, but I do believe that Soler will hit 30-plus home runs this season.

He hit 36 with the Marlins last year, and even though Oracle Park is pitcher-friendly, Soler's home park last year, LoanDepot Park, is a tough environment for hitters as well. He is also primarily a pull hitter and as a right-hander that will not hinder him as much as it would a left-handed hitter.

The last San Francisco Giant to hit 30 home runs was Barry Bonds in 2004. Brandon Belt came close in 2021 when he hit 29 home runs.

Soler will break this curse and will blast 30 home runs this season. If he can stay healthy and can be the consistent DH cleanup hitter for the team, then he should be able to hit 30 homers for the team and provide that reliable middle-of-the-lineup pop that has been sorely missed by the Giants.

The final prediction may not be too bold given the recent additions.