SF Giants: How good was the winter and did the team actually get better?
The final verdict
I know that was a lot to take in. When grading, it is important to take emotions out of strictly looking at the gains and losses.
For that reason, I’m going to give the Giants' offseason a B. From a PR perspective, one would give it worse than that. Missing out on both Judge and Correa was all that made it go from a highly successful offseason to a good one, which is where I get the B grade. Look at other teams like the Dodgers and Red Sox. The Giants had better offseasons than those two clubs.
I also think the goal of the offseason is to get better. Last season, the Giants were an 81-win team and it took just a few more wins to get in the playoffs. I feel like they have done that this winter. I am very excited to see what this revamped roster can do. It kind of has that 2021 feel to it where we thought they would be a good team, but they ended up leading the league in wins.
On that note, Spring Training is right around the corner. All the theoretical outlooks will soon be put to rest with Opening Day being about six weeks away.