If there’s anybody who can provide a level-headed response to the Giants’ disappointing 2022 season, it is Buster Posey.
The previous Giants catcher joined KNBR 680’s “Murph & Mac” on Tuesday, the place he offered his evaluation of his former workforce’s season.
“Probably the most simplistic view for me, is it’s a must to bear in mind it is a actually laborious recreation,” Posey stated. “We are able to break down and get as detailed as you wish to. And generally, it is often called a recreation of inches and that may be inches on the sector or inches off the sector, no matter which may be. Nevertheless it’s a extremely laborious recreation. A 95-win season or an 80-win season generally will not be as far off as you suppose it’s and generally there is a tendency to hit the panic button when you could have a foul stretch of two, three, 4 months, which I get it.
“All of us wish to win 107 video games yearly, however I at all times suppose, too, that you just’re not as far off as it’s possible you’ll really feel and generally once you do have an incredible yr, perhaps you are not as far off as having a poor yr as it’s possible you’ll suppose. And that is why I feel the organizations which can be constant yr in and yr out, I simply have nice respect for them, I’ve at all times revered the way in which the Giants have gone about it.”
Posey, of all folks, ought to know that each one bets are off in October. For a corporation that has a historical past of never-say-die attitudes, Posey believes the Giants ought to end the season robust, see the place it lands them and put together for an additional title run subsequent season if they’re unable to assert one of many last NL Wild Card spots.
“There is no secret in some unspecified time in the future each group goes by way of some form of reboot or retool, however from a fan’s perspective, you continue to wish to really feel aggressive,” Posey defined. “I’d hate to enter a season and never really feel aggressive. I feel for those who can try to end this yr robust, you by no means know what can occur and crazier issues have occurred. Then go into subsequent yr with the angle ‘Hey, we will win the division.’ That was our angle in 2021 and other people stated that throughout the clubhouse as a result of folks would have laughed at us exterior of the clubhouse, however that was our mission to begin that season and it is one we achieved, so I simply suppose it is a laborious recreation and at occasions sure conditions are usually overblown.”
The Giants had been eight and a half video games again of the San Diego Padres for the ultimate Wild Card spot previous to Tuesday’s recreation in opposition to their division rival. The chances are trying slimmer by the day, however technically, there may be enough time to make up ground and doubtlessly make issues attention-grabbing.
If not, Posey and the Giants will look ahead to a way more aggressive season in 2023.