The SF Giants shocked everyone in 2021 and won 107 games, and while the offseason didn’t see them pick up a lot of new names, the team didn’t get worse, as they look to secure their first World Series berth since 2014.
The SF Giants see modest rise in this weeks MLB Power Rankings
With all that potential, MLB had them ranked at No. 7 in their first power rankings of the year, and while that isn’t a bad result for a team constantly used to being overlooked, it still doesn’t reflect how good this team is, and how good they can be.
The Giants didn’t start this new week on the right note, as they lost three of four in New York, but bounced back nicely with an absolute thrashing of the Washington Nationals to sweep the second series of their East Coast road trip.
With great pitching, timely hitting up-and-down the order, and a little ignoring of some unwritten rules, the Giants are firing yet again, and with arguably the best 1-2 punch in baseball along with the best ‘pen in the game, this team is hot.
This week, the MLB chose to recognize just how good the Giants have been, and while they still find themselves looking up at the NL West-leading Dodgers, it’s a major improvement.
Like the Mets, the Giants have taken a leap up the boards, moving from No. 7 to No. 4, and if the pitching can remain this quality throughout, it’s hard to imagine this team falling too far out of the top five.
It’s been said before, but power rankings don’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things, but it shows that the great roster Farhan Zaidi has put together is finally being respected, and that’s been a long time coming.
So what are your thoughts on the MLB’s latest power rankings?
Are the Giants still too low? Will they finish the season better than any of the teams currently ahead of them? What do you expect from this upcoming week? As always, let us know!