How are members of the 2023 SF Giants doing on their new teams?

Mar 11, 2024; Jupiter, Florida, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) looks on
Mar 11, 2024; Jupiter, Florida, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) looks on / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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How are members of the 2023 SF Giants doing on their new teams?

6. Alex Wood

Another former Giant who made his way across the Bay Bridge, Wood hoped that he could be a veteran presence to anchor the young A’s team and potentially be flipped to a contender after a strong first half.  Those hopes haven’t gone according to his plan, though. 

Wood was tabbed as the Opening Day starter for the A’s against the Guardians, and it went poorly to say the least.  He gave up six earned runs in his 3.1 innings, taking the loss and not providing the bulk innings that the A’s may have been hoping for.  That’s a theme that’s pretty much continued, as he has now made four starts and totaled just 16.2 innings, barely four per start, with a bloated 8.10 ERA.

7. Ross Stripling

Yet ANOTHER former Giant that the A’s took a flyer on, Stripling was a third veteran addition that they made to hopefully not suck as much as they did last year.  While he hasn’t been great so far, he has been better than Wood at least, throwing 23.2 innings of 5.32 ERA ball in his four starts. 

His strikeout and groundball rates are down from even his modest career averages in those departments, but his .397 BABIP has been much higher than his career .295 mark, and his 3.99 FIP suggests that he’s been a good deal better than his ERA and 0-4 record would suggest.