Monday, September 26, 2016

16 from 2014

The SF Giants web site points out that 16 of the players on the current roster were also on the 2014 World Series winners

5. Look in the mirror
The Giants have played with virtually no swagger. That comes simply from losing too often. They need to remember that Buster Posey and Hunter Pence remain capable of taking over a game, that Brandon Crawford is a big-time shortstop, that Angel Pagan, Denard Span and Eduardo Nunez (if healthy) are legitimate threats and that Joe Panik is an ideal second baseman.
Among the current Giants, 16 played for the 2014 champions. Dwelling on the past would accomplish nothing. However, figuratively and perhaps even literally, they need to hold their championship rings to the light and let the reflection guide them along this week's path.

Here are the ones that come to mind -- Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo, Javier Lopez, Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence.

Here are the others -- Gregor Blanco, Hunter Strickland, Jake Peavy, Matt Cain, Ehire Adrianza, George Kontos. The last three were not on the 2014 postseason roster

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