5 takeaways from the SF Giants weekend series against Washington

SF Giants, Joc Pederson
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After a disappointing series against the red-hot New York Mets, the SF Giants took to Washington for a weekend series against the Nationals, and after a three game sweep, it looks like the Giants are back in form.

5 takeaways from the SF Giants weekend series against Washington

While there was plenty of controversy surrounding unwritten rules, the Giants absolutely dominated Washington in every phase of the game, a good way to kick off a key week with a series against Oakland and again against Washington at home.

While the season is still young, and many things will change between now and the trade deadline and the playoffs, we can take some things away from every series, and here are five from the weekend sweep.

1. The SF Giants got the two best free-agent signings in Joc Pederson and Carlos Rodon

Many questioned the offseason the Giants had, missing out on several big names, but a few weeks into the 2022 campaign, it’s becoming more clear by the game that these two are absolute stars for San Francisco.

Pederson had himself a great weekend in Washington, and his average now sits at .364 early in the year, showing power as well as average, and if this continues, $6m for Joc may be the biggest steal in recent memory.

Rodon on the other hand has been everything he was advertised as (for good and bad), and while the good heavily outweighs the bad, he has been electric.

This was all on full display in Washington, and with the great bullpen behind Rodon, he’s exactly what the Giants need behind Logan Webb, so it’s safe to say that Farhan Zaidi had another masterclass in the 2022 offseason.