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Wednesday BP: Errors! Get your errors!

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So. Many. Errors.

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Hello and happy Wednesday.

Let’s make one thing clear right off the bat: Errors are an incredibly stupid stat, and if you use them to judge defense you also probably order filet mignon well done and drench it in steak sauce.

That said, having a lot of errors does often correlate to very bad defense, even if having limited errors doesn’t have the same correlation with good defense.

And let me tell you something: the Giants commit a lot of errors.

The team had a trio of them on Tuesday, courtesy of Brandon Crawford, Tyler Heineman, and Conner Menez. It brought their season total up to 15, which means they’re committing 1.25 errors per game. My goodness that number underscores how bad their defense has been.

But just how bad is 1.25 errors per game? Here’s the last five Giants squads, from worst to best in errors per game:

0.60 (2018)
0.56 (2019)
0.54 (2017)
0.48 (2015)
0.44 (2016)

Well, when you put it that way...


Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

He ... uhh ... actually did not.


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Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends.