Our friends across the pond call them the Noughties. Us Americans would probably choose the Aughts.
Either way, with the clock striking 12 and the calendar switched over to Jan. 1, the first decade of the 2000s has come to a close.
The decade has certainly been an interesting one for the San Francisco Giants. It began with opening the sparkly new digs with a National League West crown. Just two years later, the Giants, in 2002 landed a World Series berth (yes, that happened).
It was a completely different story from 2005-2008 when the Giants recorded four consecutive losing seasons with both Felipe Alou and Bruce Bochy attempting to right the ship.
The final season of the decade saw the Giants get back to their winning ways. The lineup might not have resembled what we saw to begin the decade, but there was still a constant threat that made pitchers worry quite a bit.
And much like many decades before, the Aughts have seen quality talent come through town. The names on this list follow the names Willie McCovey, Robby Thompson, Will Clark, and Matt Williams as some of the best Giants since the team moved to San Francisco.
Now presenting the final segment of the three-part series to close out one decade and begin a new one. These are the San Francisco Giants Infielders of the Decade.