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San Francisco Giants

Stadium: AT&T Park | Manager: Bruce Bochy
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Tim Hudson has found the fountain of youth and, not surprisingly for him, it is in the Bay Area.
Brandon Belt didn't hit his fifth homer until May 14 last season. He has five homers already this year. Breakout season on the way.
Bruce Bochy definitely needs help with this whole "challenge" thing.
I'm feeling a bounce-back, but there are questions to be answered. Cautious optimism would make sense here.
In a lost season, Brandon Belt has taken some very significant steps forward in his development.
Preseason Ranking: 5. Much of the season was a disaster, but they've fared well of late. Even-numbered year magic coming next year?
They rank 12th in the NL in team ERA, which would be their worst finish in the category since 2006, when the rotation included Matt Morris, Noah Lowry and Jamey Wright.
I actually have them beating the Padres by a game and avoiding the dubious "World Series to last place" list. The only team on said list right now is the 1998 Marlins, who offloaded most of their good players from the '97 squad.
In four starts since returning from injury, Ryan Vogelsong has a 2.55 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 24.2 innings. He's 36 years old and the Giants have a $6.5 million club option on him for next season. If they bring him back, it's a sign they feel like this year was an aberration and they'll keep the band together for next season.
A positive takeaway from this disaster of a season is the power development from Brandon Belt. At age 25, there's room for more, too.
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2014 Team Leaders
AVGAngel Pagan , CF.377
HRBrandon Belt , 1B5
RBIMichael Morse , LF10
OBPAngel Pagan , CF.424
SLGBrandon Belt , 1B.563
RMichael Morse , LF10
SBHunter Pence , RF3
WJean Machi , RP3
ERATim Hudson , SP2.35
WHIPTim Hudson , SP0.65
KMadison Bumgarner , SP26
SVSergio Romo , RP4
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