After fighting through injuries and other absences for a stellar start to the 2022 MLB season, the SF Giants have experienced their first slump of the campaign, and while they managed to bounce back over the weekend, it wasn't a great week.
SF Giants fall in latest MLB Power Rankings
The Giants recorded five straight losses at one point, falling to Washington, Los Angeles and St. Louis, and while not all hope is lost, this did result in a significant drop in the MLB's power rankings.
Last week, the team was fighting for the top spot in the league, eventually being placed fifth, but with these struggles, the team dropped down six spots to end up at No. 11 this week. This is a product of many things but the Giants did face a couple of tough teams in the Dodgers and the Cardinals while battling a lot of injuries but some help is on the way.
LaMonte Wade Jr. was able to make his season debut over the weekend, however, and with great at-bats from Darin Ruf, Wilmer Flores, and Mike Yastrzemski, among others coming over the weekend, it's a sign that this team is set for a bounce back.
The Giants are sending Carlos Rodón, Alex Wood, and Logan Webb in their series against the Colorado Rockies this week, and given how good all three of those pitchers have been to start the year, Giants fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
After the Rockies, the Giants head to St. Louis for a rematch of this past weekend, and if the team can start getting healthy, this could be a big time series for the Giants to take away from home.
Ultimately, the season is still quite new, and Giants fans shouldn't worry too much, as there is still much more firepower to join this squad, and while the Giants did see a significant drop in the power rankings, it makes complete sense.
So what do you think? Did the Giants deserve such a drop? Should they have dropped further? Are they a top-10 team when healthy? As Always, let us know in the comments!