MLB Power Rankings: Spring Training Edition

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14. San Francisco Giants

The Giants are going to have a tall order to fill trying to replace the production of not only star third baseman Pablo Sandoval, but also outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse. It seems like the loss of Morse is being underestimated, after all this is a man who slashed .279/.336/.475 and hit 16 longballs. Of course everyone knows that the Giants will miss Panda’s production as well, as the third baseman slashed .279/.324/.417 and added 16 homers himself, a down year by his standards. Those are two big blows to the offense the Giants are taking, and Sandoval was a good defender at the hot corner as well. Replacements Norichika Aoki and Casey McGehee will have a tough time living up to the standards Giants fans have come to expect. All that being said, the Giants still have the pitching that won them the World Series, and Angel Pagan is expected to be healthy, and of course there’s Buster Posey and Hunter Pence still in the lineup.

One Response

  1. Jimmy

    How do you not mention Justin Morneau in the Rockies section when you talk about how much talent they have? He just won the batting title…

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