2015 Record: 84-78
Runs Per Game: 4.30 (12th)
Team ERA: 3.72 (9th)
Run Differential: +69 (9th)
What Went Right:
Buster Posey continued to play at a high level. He’s solidified himself as one of the biggest stars in the game. Matt Duffy came out of nowhere and was not only one of the best rookies in the league, but one of the best overall. Other young rookies Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, and Joe Panik were great as well.
On the pitching side, Madison Bumgarner built on his great 2014 postseason and had an even better 2015.
What Went Wrong:
Casey McGehee was a huge bust but bis failure opened up a spot for Duffy. Angel Pagan forgot how to hit and he wasn’t very good in center field either.
Outside of Bumgarner, the rotation wasn’t good. Jake Peavy was decent but he only made 19 starts. Tim Lincecum looked closer to his old self but he only made 15 starts.
Player to Watch?:
Matt Cain was chosen as the player to watch but sadly Giants fan didn’t get to watch him much this season. Cain once again struggled in the 11 starts he made this year.
There’s Always Next Year:
The Giants will probably win the World Series again. It will be an even year. In all seriousness, the Giants have made some big moves to shore up their weaknesses and are a legit contender.
How Did We Do:
We were right bout the Giants not making the playoffs and we predicted their exact win total.