Hello and happy Saturday.
Lately we’ve been talking a lot about the San Diego Padres, who have joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as not just the teams atop the NL West, but the behemoths atop baseball. We know that the San Francisco Giants will, barring something truly crazy, finish far behind both teams. Hell, this year, despite almost making the postseason, the Giants finished 14 games behind the Dodgers and eight games behind the Padres — in a 60-game season.
It’s gonna get ugly over 162 games.
But enough about the two teams at the top of the division. What about the other two — the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies? Last year the Giants finished three games ahead of the Rockies, and four games ahead of the Diamondbacks. Arizona, in particular, had a disappointing season.
Where do you expect the Giants to finish in 2021 among those opponents? Will they earn the sad but victorious distinction of “best of the rest?”
Old, random MCC article for you to read
An actual update on the GM search (Nov. 7, 2019 — Bryan Murphy)
- Alex Pavlovic lists five things Giants fans can look forward to in 2021 (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Marc Delucchi lists the four best moments from 2020 for the Giants (Around the Foghorn)
- Sarah Langs has one incredible stat for each MLB team (MLB)
- David Laurila looks back on the best baseball quotes of 2020 (Fangraphs)
- Jessica Kleinschmidt on why Rob Friedman things the Giants should be scared of the Padres rotation (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Marc Delucchi lists the good, bad, ugly, and worse from MLB in 2020 (Around the Foghorn)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 89 days until Opening Day.
Have a great Saturday all you cool cats and kittens.