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Monday BP: The Giants are still shuffling players like it’s going out of style

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The Giants have used 37 different players.

San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Hello and happy Monday.

The San Francisco Giants have all the appearance of a good baseball team, which might make you think they don’t need to be constantly churning their roster.

Ha. Ha. You might think that, but you’re wrong. And silly.

A year after the Giants used 45 players in a 60-game season where extra roster spots were allotted, they’re almost to that number. With 34 games in the books, the Giants have already used 37 players — meaning they’ve brought up 11 players that weren’t on the opening day roster at the start of April.

Many of those have been due to injury, but many others are simply because the Giants had someone they wanted to get on the roster.

They seem unlikely to catch the mark of 64 that they achieved in 2019 — thank goodness for our eyes and our future Sporcle quizzes — but it’s abundantly clear that the Giants intend to churn, churn, and churn some more, even when the bulk of the players on the field are playing well, and the wins are stacking up.

The relentless pursuit of any minor improvement whatsoever is something admirable, and an approach that more teams should take. It’s exhausting when the team is bad, though.

But kinda fun when they’re good.


Old, random MCC article for you to read

Giants drub Braves, 7-0 (Aug. 26, 2016 — Grant Brisbee)


What time do the Giants play today?

The Giants play the Texas Rangers tonight at 6:45 p.m. PT.

Hope you all have a really lovely Monday.