SF Giants: Their Biggest Regrets and Missed Opportunities of the 2013 Season

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SF Giants: Their Biggest Regrets and Missed Opportunities of the 2013 Season
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This has been a tough year for Bruce Bochy and the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants entered the 2013 season with high hopes of making a strong run at another World Series title.

Unfortunately, their soaring hopes were shot down as injuries and poor performances sent the Giants to the bottom of the NL West.

Many of the problems the Giants faced this year can be traced to the decisions made over the winter months. In looking at the Giants' roster, nearly everything would have had to fall right for the Giants to contend.

The Giants' starting pitchers all made over 30 starts in 2012. They stayed healthy and their reliability helped lead the team to the promised land.

They also received outstanding performances from Buster Posey, Matt Cain, Marco Scutaro and Angel Pagan, all of whom fell off this year. Players had career-years and the Giants got hot at just the right time, which led to their magical 2012 season. 

It was unrealistic for the Giants' management and ownership group to expect the positives that occurred last year to continue throughout 2013. This false sense of security came back to haunt the Giants.

If the Giants and GM Brian Sabean had it to do all over again, they would most certainly have made other decisions. Let's take a closer look at the biggest regrets and missed opportunities of the 2013 season.

All stats courtesy of baseball-reference.com.

All contractual data is courtesy of baseball prospectus.,com. 

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