Chris Stratton: Giants 1st Round Pick (20th Overall) In 2012 First-Year Player Draft
With 133 games down and just 29 left on the schedule, the San Francisco Giants find themselves 19 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West and 15.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the second Wild Card spot.
Even if the Giants finish the season 29-0, the Dodgers could go 11-18 and still have a better record, while the Reds could go 15-14. The Giants would need to finish 22-7 just to get to .500, and even if they pulled off this unlikely accomplishment, the Reds would still be better with a 7-22 finish and the Dodgers could go 4-25.
Indeed, little no hope remains for the Giants in 2013. With each passing day, the math becomes increasingly impossible. Considering that the Giants are all but eliminated from playoff contention in 2013, what’s everyone’s obsession with winning the remaining games? Sure, it’s nice when the Giants win, but a loss could be mor...