SF Giants: 5 biggest disappointments of 2022
No. 5: Tyler Rogers
We can point to most of the bullpen as a major disappointment for the 2022 Giants, but if we had to identify one whose struggles have seemed to hurt the most, Tyler Rogers may top the list.
It may be unfair to single out one pitcher when the blame goes all around the bullpen, but Rogers had established himself as one of the, if not the, most reliable arm in the Giants bullpen the last few years. This year he has not lived up to those high expectations.
We all know Rogers has been unfortunate this year, what with softly hit balls evading the defense or defensive miscues resulting in runs. But despite this bad luck, he has clearly not been the exact same pitcher as the past few years.
He has surrendered 20 walks compared to 13 last year, and that is in over 20 fewer innings pitched. Rogers has always been known for his ability to throw strikes, but that has been more of a problem this season.
Like other players on this list, the front office will have to determine if they think Rogers can be the reliable pitcher he has been in the past again. Only time will tell.
In all, the 2022 season has been a disappointment for the Giants. While these five players are far from the only disappointments on the team, their rough years have been emblematic of the team's struggles. we can only hope 2023 will be better.