Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 9/11/13
This is the week that the San Francisco Giants were eliminated from the 2013 race for the National League West title. Soon they will also be eliminated from the NL Wild Card chase-- both the Giants and the New York Mets were recently 17 games out in the NL Wild Card standings. Hangin' out with the Mr. Met mascot. That's the kind of company the 2012 World Champions are keeping these days. So we're officially free to start seriously considering San Francisco's 2014 MLB season which kicks off in six months and three weeks-- on Monday March 31, 2014 in Arizona. And there is every reason to believe the Giants can regroup and come back next year with a strong, contending team. But before we dive into the good news about this team's future, there is one very large elephant that needs to be put on the table (followed by repeatedly pounding the table with our fists). Only then we can freely get into what this team needs to do, and speculation about what they will do. The 2013
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