It sure seems like the SF Giants are finally finding their stride

After a shaky start to the season, it looks like the SF Giants are figuring things out.
New York Mets v San Francisco Giants
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The SF Giants got off to a rocky start this season as their offense struggled to find its footing. This past week or so the Giants have looked a lot better. It is still obviously early in the season, but it looks like the team is starting to find its identity.

It sure seems like the SF Giants are finally finding their stride

The low point early in this season was when the Giants got swept by the Dodgers in Los Angeles. There was a hope that the team could send an early warning sign to the Dodgers that this was a new Giants team in 2024 that should be taken seriously. That did not pan out.

However, since that fateful series, the Giants are 10-9. They had an opportunity to sweep the New York Mets but dropped the finale.

The offense is not at its full potential by any means, but it is much better than it was a few weeks ago. Jung Hoo Lee has been making contact with just about anything thrown at him. Mike Yastrzemski looks like he is starting to turn a corner. There are signs that the offense is starting to gel more each and every day.

The pitching has been really solid. The starting staff has been outstanding, with Jordan Hicks, Webb, Winn, and Kyle Harrison all turning in several really good outings thus far. At this point, it seems like the Giants are going to have a good problem on their hands once Alex Cobb and, eventually, Robbie Ray are both in the rotation and Winn or Harrison may lose their rotation spot.

The one negative in the rotation has been Blake Snell, which is to be expected. He has notoriously been a slow starter in his career and the fact that he signed late and did not have a full Spring Training to get ready complicated matters further.

Snell's overall numbers might be a bit misleading. In his start against the Diamondbacks, he was just an out away from getting through five innings and keeping the Giants in the game. As the season progresses and Snell gets more comfortable and gets in better shape, we will see a better version of him. When we do, the rotation could be one of the better ones in baseball.

Of course, Snell was just placed on the injured list so first he must get healthy before we can see the best version of him.

It is still early in the season. The Giants are two games below .500, so the championship parade should not be planned just yet. However, fans should feel a lot better about the team's prospects right now than they may have a week or two ago.