The Giants Will Fall.

If there was ever a “sleeper” team to win a championship, I think the San Francisco Giants of 2010 were it. However, with a new year comes a new season and I do not believe the Giants will win the division let alone repeat.

The Giants have some household names. Tim Lincecum is the one that jumps out. With a 3.43 ERA and a 16-10 record in 2010, Lincecum was the ace of the San Francisco rotation. Barry Zito is the other big name on the Giants rotation. However, his dismal 9-14 record and 4.15 ERA is simply of no benefit. Jonathan Sanchez will do well. Matt Cain’s ERA is a little high but still effective. Madison Bumgarner appears to be solid statistically.

Brian Wilson, not the Beach Boy, is the bright spot in the bullpen. However, one arm is not enough.  As for the lineup, Buster Posey is the offensive leader. Miguel Tejada is past his prime. Rowand needs to improve.

I cannot see the Giants surpassing those Rockies from Colorado. The Dodgers will have a resurgence under Mattingly (See Donny Baseball takes over the Dodgers.) In the end, I give the NL West to Colorado with a 91-71 record. Yes, I think the Rockies are that good. The Giants will come in with 88 wins. San Diego will be third.

Agree? Disagree? Let me know what you think!

All statistical data from espn.go.com.

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3 thoughts on “The Giants Will Fall.

  1. Colorado is tough, and you are right about spring training. It’s just that on the heels of that dream-season, at least so far, there doesn’t seem to be a dropoff. Who knows, they may be one of those clubs with great chemistry and the perfect storm of young, healthy arms.

  2. The Giants are loaded with arms, both in and out of the starting rotation, and will have Posey and Cody Ross for the entire season. They are tearing it up in spring training and even have some kids coming up that look good. I agree that last year everything broke well for them but I would not be surprised, given their pitching, if they repeat.

    • They do have good pitching. But I just can’t get past Colorado. I think the Rockies are due to make something of the team they have. While Spring Training is important, I don’t believe its a good barometer for the regular season. I agree Buster Posey is outstanding and fun to watch. Not to mention what a perfect name for a ball player.

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