What does it take to become a hated by opposing fans? Well, I'd say combination of at least two of the following
c)signed huge contract
d)perceived as a showboater
e)suspected to be a PED user
f)history of being rude to fans
g)history of being hated by teammates
If I left any out, please pick up my slack.
Last season, we didn't have Bonds, who had more than filled our "hated player quota" for over a decade. The team was also generally lousy, and our only really stellar players were impossible to hate (Lincecum and Winn).
This year, though, the team seems like it could actually be competitive, at least within the confines of the NL West. Competition can lead to...chafing.
Will the Giants have a player that starts to annoy opposing fans this year? If so, who will it be, and why?