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Friday BP: Yahoo! ranks Giants as the least interesting team in baseball

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Plus more Giants links for your consumption.

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Yesterday was supposed to be MLB Opening Day, but with the COVID-19 outbreak, that all means nothing.

Yahoo! Sports put out their rankings for most interesting teams in MLB fantasy rankings and put the San Francisco Giants dead last.

Here is Yahoo! writer Dalton Del Don had to say:

“The Giants are in full rebuild mode, and their biggest offseason news was the team’s extreme pitcher’s park moving its fences in at “triples alley.” To reiterate, San Francisco has previously been by far the most extreme pitcher’s park in baseball, so the changes will be worth watching (and make cheap lefty bats like Brandon Belt and Alex Dickerson interesting in deeper formats).

Buster Posey is reportedly feeling much healthier and stronger another year removed from hip surgery. He’s the rare catcher who doesn’t hurt BA and is projected to hit atop SF’s order, so he’s a nice rebound target (the new dimensions should help him too, since he hits to all fields). Few cleanup hitters are cheaper in drafts than Evan Longoria (who quietly posted an .870 OPS with 14 homers over 219 ABs on the road last season), while the position battles (Mauricio Dubon vs. Wilmer Flores at 2B vs. Hunter Pence among others in OF) don’t offer much fantasy appeal. Presumptive No. 5 starter Tyler Beede recently got bad news that he’ll have to undergo Tommy John surgery.”

Del Don goes on to say that he doesn’t expect any Giants SP to be in his top 100, although he does give a shout out to Tony Watson as a potential cheap closing option.

What do you think of Del Don’s rankings?


Here some more Giants links for you:

Relive most memorable Opening Day in Giants’ storied history (NBC Sports)

What would Giants’ lineup and roster have looked like on this ‘Opening Day’ (KNBR)

Ex-Giant Jonathan Sanchez recalls tough stretch that led to no-hitter (NBC Sports)