Guess what? This may not be that kind of offseason, when one move leads to another and sets off a chain reaction in which everything happens to fast it's hard to follow. On the other hand, plenty of teams have gotten better. That part of the story gets lost. Little moves do add up, and that ultimately may be the larger story of this offseason. We keep waiting for a wave of signings -- not just signings, but jaw-dropping, forehead-slapping signings.
"I know our guys," he said. "I know that's going to be the case. They're going to use what happened as motivation." Giants manager Bruce Bochy said recently that his team's 2018 turnaround would begin with being embarrassed about last season. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said recently that his team's 2018 turnaround would begin with being embarrassed about last season. "I know our guys," he said. "I know that's going to be the case. They're going to use what happened as motivation."
Despite all the talk, just three big names have been dealt since New Year's Day -- third baseman Evan Longoria from the Rays to the Giants in December, right-hander Gerrit Cole from the Pirates to the Astros on Saturday and outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates to the Giants on Monday. We've had an offseason in which huge, sweeping trades have been discussed. In that way, the Hot Stove has never been hotter. As for action, that's another story.
"There are a lot of emotions that come along with this. I’ve been here for nine seasons. A lot has happened. To put it in a nutshell, we have a lot to be excited about. We have a lot to be thankful for everything that has happened."--@TheCUTCH22
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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