Skip to main content


Showing posts from 2020

The Giants 1st Half: Exactly What We Expected (Or Not)

 The 2020 San Francisco Giants are legitimately in playoff contention.  That is a sentence I didn't think I'd write except maybe as a joke on Opening Day. But in this two thousand and twentieth year, where it feels like the apocalypse is nigh, an asteroid is signaling the end of an election cycle, and sports have returned to bring some normalcy 'round these parts, the San Francisco Giants are not only in the playoff hunt, if the season ended today, they'd be IN the playoffs as a wildcard team.  Granted, COVID-19 caused MLB to create all sorts of crazy rules in baseball this year, none more impactful than bumping the playoff field from 10 teams to a whopping 16. No team is more than 6 games out of a playoff spot, not even the truly awful Pittsburgh Pirates, but the truth of the matter is... the Giants are in position to play in October for real! The record isn't impressive in the sense that they're midway through this truncated 60 day season and stand at 14-16, t

MLB Predictions 2020: Anything Can Happen

Post updated due to MLB's decision to expand playoffs from 10 to 16 teams last minute! Hooboy. My last post about the San Francisco Giants or baseball was February of 2019 and I was pining for the Giants to swoop in and sign Bryce Harper. Not much has happened since then, right? I mean, Bryce Harper's a Phillie, the Nationals won the World Series in their first year without him, and the Dodgers are still enduring an epic championship drought.  Personally, I went and traveled the world for a year, moved to Austin, and was welcomed back with a pandemic of historic proportions that has shut down literally everything. So the status quo essentially. Baseball though! As I write this we're a couple days from Opening Day! Nevermind that it's late July. To put things into context, in 10 days, the MLB Trade Deadline should be occurring. Instead, we'll be one week into a truncated 60 game regular season with re-aligned schedules so teams don't have to travel very far,