That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary: Giants From Torture to Futility

June 17, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

AP File Photo:  San Francisco Giants Right field Hunter Pence (8) stumbles at home plate but recovers to get on 1st base during a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals on June 14, 2017, at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

By Amaury Pi Gonzalez

Giants fans cannot complain. Recently we have not seen any team winning three World Series in a span of five years. Their 2010,2012 and 2014 titles were welcomed by Giants fans from 18 to 80 (and some even older) in 2010 they captured their first ever World Championship title in San Francisco, after 52 years of hoping and waiting. Then,they took a break in between the next four years to win two more. Some were talking about a dynasty.

But since the middle of the 2016 season the Giants have been the worst team in the game.Hard to say that for a team that has over 500 consecutive sellouts, but its just a fact. Baseball is not a perfect science, so you think they can correct that record since mid 2016, but that remains to be seen. What we do know is that the Dodgers, the Rockies and Diamondbacks did get better and one of those three teams will win this division and maybe the wild card will also come from this division . Did the Giants rest on their laurels of their Tri-World Series era, while the division got much better and passed them? Did their front office miss-calculated the talent they had on hand?

The question today is: So what are the Giants planning to do to improve this team? Obviously they have been an organization that likes to keep their players, signed and extend their contracts.

Are they going to “back up the truck” or just fix a couple of things?

The last few weeks the Giants became irrelevant in the Bay Area while the Warriors were winning their second NBA championship, and are carving themselves a place in history. The Warriors had a great team last season, but an ever better this season when they brought Kevin Durant to join the Curry & Co boys. Baseball is much more complicated than basketball.and the season is twice as long and you have more players to deal with.

For the Giants right now, there are more questions than answers. Do they fix the car or buy a new one? This team at least might need an overhaul, especially in their outfield. Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt is the motor, but they have much more to do. Some parts have to depart to make the car run smooth again, maybe, Johnny Cueto, Hunter Pence, Eduardo Nunez and other(s). On the pitching side, Jeff Samardzija and Matt Moore, probably will stay, Their bullpen needs some smaller repairs also, but they have to be precise.

The 2017 off-season will be a key one for this organization.In a very much improved and different western division.

Happy Father’s Day.




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