Hello and happy Thursday.
If the San Francisco Giants want to make the postseason in 2021, then they need to be better than they were in 2020. I do not believe this to be a particularly controversial statement.
But where will they target — in free agency and in trades — as the area to get better? Hopefully all of them, but one area usually gets targeted more than the others. The bullpen was the weakness of the 2020 team, but also the least important part of a team, so you could make a case that it should be targeted most or least.
So let’s pretend the Giants can spend a small amount of money and/or make small trades across the board, except in one area, where they can spend a big chunk of change or swing a big trade. What do you want?
Where should the Giants focus on in the offseason
This poll is closed
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
He sure did.
October 22, 2002: In Game 3 of the World Series, against the Anaheim Angels, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 5th inning off of Ramon Ortiz, scoring Jeff Kent. It cut the Giants deficit to 8-4, and they would lose 10-4, falling behind in the series 2-1. It was his 7th homer of the postseason.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
The Giants 2021 schedule is here, for some reason (July 9, 2020 — Brady Klopfer)
- Roger Munter looks back on some of the less heralded Giants rookies of 2020 (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee grades the outfield (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley on if the Giants can trade for their version of Mookie Betts (Mercury News)
- Alex Pavlovic on Donovan Solano’s season (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- John Shea on how Tony Gonsolin went from Vacaville High and St. Mary’s College to pitching in the World Series (SF Chronicle)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 161 days until Opening Day.
I hope you all have a great Thursday.