Dynamic duo of buster posey, madison bumgarner stand out among giants

The San Francisco Giants finally had their streak of World Series titles in even-numbered years snapped in 2016, losing in the NL division series to the eventual champion Cubs. Facebook app not working A second-half fade, complete with an ugly bullpen meltdown, will be remembered vividly. Sprinkler warehouse coupon code But the front office took a bold step to remedy that weakness in the offseason. Garden snakes eat With one of the game’s best starting rotations and a decent offense, the Giants should be playoff contenders again, even in an odd year.

Melancon is a top-tier closer who has posted ERAs under 2.00 in three of the last four seasons (the other was 2.23) and saved a total of 147 games over that span.

The Giants also signed veteran SS Jimmy Rollins and OF Michael Morse to minor league deals with an invitation to spring training, but it would be a long shot for either to make the roster.

Bumgarner is a model of consistency with six consecutive seasons of 200 or more innings — and at least 190 strikeouts in each of them. Baseball pitcher quotes Even better for fantasy owners, his strikeout rate continues to rise (9.97 K/9 last season). Landscape supply portland It’s hard not to have him among the top three fantasy pitchers.

Cueto led the team with 18 wins, and he joined Bumgarner with a sub-3.00 ERA. Cottage garden design His age (31) and strikeout rate (8.1 K/9) may be the only things keeping him out of the elite realm of starting pitchers, but his impeccable control has improved even more as he’s gotten older. Ancestry dna And he gets a ton of ground balls (50.2%).

The 2012 NL MVP, Posey had a down year by his standards, hitting .288 with 14 homers and 80 RBI. Fantasy football 2016 While he maintained an outstanding contact rate, his average on balls in play was a career-low .309 — even though he had a career-high hard contact rate (36%). Fastpitch softball pitching lessons More evidence why he should be the first catcher drafted.

There should be plenty of skepticism with Nunez, who had a career year at age 29 while getting full-time at-bats for the first time in the majors. Landscape ontario congress His 40 stolen bases gave fantasy owners a huge boost off the waiver wire last season, especially when they came with 16 home runs and a .288 average. Football season is over He continued to run, even after he was traded to the Giants so expect that trend to continue, but it may hard for him to match his other numbers from a year ago.

Despite a 46% fly-ball rate that ranked ninth among qualified batters, Belt hit just 17 home runs — and only six of them at home. Garden of eden story But just a slight uptick in his 9.3% HR/FB rate could alter those numbers dramatically. Football games download free He already hits the ball solidly (his 27.8% line-drive rate ranked third) and has a tremendous eye (104 walks, .394 OBP). Elite softball A breakout at age 29 wouldn’t be a total shock.

Moore is an interesting late-rounder because he’s already shown flashes of brilliance throughout his career. Garden He had a pair of 11-strikeout games in September after the Giants acquired him from Tampa Bay. Basketball wives la season 5 episode 2 And he stayed healthy for the first time in three years. Landscape photography tips and techniques A 135-inning increase over 2015 may raise concerns, but he’s in a great spot to succeed.

Melancon gives the Giants the stability they lacked at closer last season. Baseball diamond vector That will allow Strickland, Smith and the underrated Derek Law (2.13 ERA in 55 innings) to thrive in their setup roles, rather than randomly be thrown into the closing mix.

The departure of free agent Angel Pagan opens up the left field job for what looks like a platoon of Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson. Furrow irrigation Parker, 28, is out of minor league options and has a bit more power. Basketball court Plus, he hits left-handed. Pavestone Belt could also see some time in the outfield if needed

Free-agent signee Jae-gyun Hwang, 29, is a six-time All-Star in the Korean Baseball Organization who will have an opportunity to make the Giants as a backup infielder and/or an occasional starter at second or third base. Baseball players Kelby Tomlinson and Conor Gillaspie could also be in that mix.

The Giants would love to have former ace Matt Cain, now 32, healthy enough to be their fifth starter. Gardenia Injuries have limited him to less than 100 innings each of the past three seasons — and he hasn’t had an ERA under 4.00 since 2012. Pitch in music If Cain isn’t up to the task, the Giants will likely have to dip into the minor leagues for Ty Blach, Chris Stratton or Clayton Blackburn.

Beede, 23, could also get a shot at the starting rotation, although the Giants would have to create a spot for him on the 40-man roster for that to happen. Softball field dimensions The 2014 first-rounder had a 2.81 ERA in 24 starts at Class AA Richmond and will likely have to prove himself at Class AAA before the Giants call him up.

Arroyo, 21, can play second, third and short but will concentrate on the hot corner this season. Spring training 2016 cardinals He’s yet to show much power, with 20 homers in four minor-league seasons. Asphalt 7 apk data He should also start the season at Class AAA.