San Francisco Giants Hit Rock Bottom

7/28/13 in MLB   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

Losers of 4 straight. Swept at home by the Chicago Cubs for the first time since 1993. Losers of 22 of their last 30 games after an encouraging start to the season. The Giants have just hit rock bottom. Currently at 46-58, they occupy the last spot in the NL West.  As the defending champions of Major League Baseball, it's not only embarrassing, its mainly pathetic. 

Yes, they have suffered injuries. Ryan Vogelsong has been out for a few months. However, after receiving lucrative contracts, most of the Giants are underperforming. Matt Cain signed his $126 million extension last season - this year his ERA is 4.79. Barry Zito, earning $20 million this season, has a 4.92 ERA. Tim Lincecum, the highest paid player on the roster, is 5-11 with a 4.61 ERA.

Jul 28, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) reacts after striking out a batter with a Chicago Cubs runner in scoring position during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY SportsConsistency has gone out the window. Heart appears to have completely dissipated. The Giants sit 10 games back from their most hated rival in the Dodgers who can't seem to find a way to lose. Will they make a move at the deadline to try and turn this around? Or will they fire-sale and get rid of one of their high-paid pitchers in an attempt to rebuild?

Most defending champions wouldn't be thinking of either at this point - but the Giants, the band of misfits, are atypical. They always have been.
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7/29/13   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Yes....  This would be really annoying.  But I have to say the fact they have given the City it's first major championship not once but twice....  They will be (and are) given a grace period by the fans.  Not sure how long that will last, however...