JoPandering to the Fans: SF Giants Holiday Edition

By Wayne Jopanda
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Logan Webb Celebrates a stellar debut in the NLDS
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Logan Webb's rise to SF Giants ace

Many fans were floored by the development and growth of our starting rotation. Anthony DeSclafani's surprisingly strong arm, Kevin Gausman's All-Star season, and the ace-like rise of Rocklin's own Logan Webb came to mind when thinking of our pitching staff.

Name: Raymond Stone
Twitter handle: @RaymondStone
Age: 34
San Francisco, CA

"It’s understandably tempting to use the career resurgences of the vets, but I’ve seen late-career resurgences by many former all-stars in the past. So with this one, I’ll go with the emergence of the starting pitching. Anthony DeSclafani came into 2021 with about as average of a résumé as they come, but gave the Giants a borderline all-star first half. Kevin Gausman similarly came into 2021 with an average résumé, but pitched well enough to make the first half Cy Young conversation about him versus DeGrom. "

"At the beginning of the season Logan Webb appeared to be the clear weakest link of the six starters before Sánchez went down, but then he ended up being the single greatest reason the Giants had any chance to advance beyond the NLDS."

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