San Francisco Giants
The Giants won 107 games last year, and it’s looking like they might not finish above .500 this year.
What happened? For starters, they obviously miss the production of Future Hall of Fame catcher Buster Posey. But Posey wasn’t the only Giants vet who was stellar last season, with 1B Brandon Belt and SS Brandon Crawford having solid seasons out of nowhere too.
The Giants are a real interesting case. They were in the top half of the league for both runs per game (11th) and team ERA (12th). I really just think San Francisco was a victim of the NL West this season. Against the Dodgers, the Giants won just five games with a 5-15 overall record. Against San Diego, the Giants also struggled winning just six games, with a 6-12 overall record (with two games still to spare).
Sure, the Giants could use another bat or quality starter to add in the offseason, but they really just have to be better against their top division counterparts if they want to sniff the postseason next year.