5 key SF Giants takeaways after a strong month of April
2. Carlos Rodon and Logan Webb form the best 1-2 punch in baseball
Carlos Rodon was a shock free agency signing for the Giants, and for any that were concerned, Rodon has certainly alleviated those fears, as he has been absolutely stellar every time he has taken the mound.
Logan Webb hasn’t been quite as sharp, but despite this, he is still putting together a solid start to the season. The rest of the Giants rotation has been a mixed bag, but at the top, San Francisco can match any team in baseball.
It’s only early, but the returns on the Giants 1-2 so far has been great, and if Webb can grow as the season rolls on, we may be looking at two very, very strong candidates for the Cy Young Award.
3. The SF Giants have fantastic depth, and will need it all season
Thus far in 2022, the Giants have yet to field a full strength lineup, and with the recent COVID outbreak within the team, that’s not likely to change anytime soon. Thankfully, Farhan Zaidi has given this entire organization plenty of great depth.
We’ve seen plenty of players who no one would expect to see contribute at the major league level, and with a few names (Hjelle, Ramos, Castro, Dabovich) waiting in the wings, we will see plenty more before the end of season.
It’s unlikely that any will retain roster spots when the likes of LaStella, Longoria and Wade return to this squad, but for now, it’s great to see glimpses of the future, and the great insurance that this team has to offer.