SF Giants ace pitcher Logan Webb is never afraid to speak his mind. He has come to the defense of San Francisco amid criticism of the city this offseason, and he recently spoke out about the wildly prolific offseason that the Los Angeles Dodgers have had.
Webb stoked the rivalry flame while appearing on KNBR's Murph and Markus radio show on Tuesday morning.
Essentially, one of the hosts asked Webb about his emotions with the Dodgers being able to sign both Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto this offseason, not to mention several other moves for solid players like Tyler Glasnow and Teoscar Hernandez.
Webb was candid in admitting that he was frustrated with these developments and indicated that he is not eager to go against a player like Ohtani, who is one of the best in the game. But he added that the Giants have no other choice than to go out and compete with the Dodgers and their star-studded lineup.
SF Giants ace stokes rivalry flame with latest comment
Even though Webb is a Bay Area native, he grew up rooting for the Oakland A's and only gained an appreciation for the Giants-Dodgers rivalry once he became part of the organization.
Webb added that even before the Dodgers added more star power to their team, there was, "Just something about those guys that you don't like." Giants fans can definitely get on board with that sentiment.
The Dodgers have essentially become the Galactic Empire from Star Wars with all of these additions. Just when the first Death Star blows up in the playoffs, the Dodgers turn around and add another Death Star, or several.
The Giants are clearly the Rebel alliance in this analogy as they will try to thwart the evil Empire in Los Angeles with heart, determination, and perhaps more than a little luck.
It may be a long shot for the Giants to seriously compete with the Dodgers for the foreseeable future, but you can count on players like Webb using his personal distaste for the Empire down south to fuel them as they try to pull off the improbable.