While everyone digests the implications of (former) Red Sox GM Theo Epstein bolting to Chicago's North Side, here's a question:
Of all the stinging disappointments endured by Giant fans during the team's 54 years in San Francisco, which were the worst?
According to Baseball Almanac, the Giants have won the most games of any team in the history of American baseball. It also is North America's all-time winningest professional sports team, period.
There are more Giant players enshrined in Cooperstown than any other baseball franchise. (Remember all this the next time you're arguing with a Dodger, Yankee or Red Sox fan.)
For such a proud franchise, the Giants have produced some memorably bad teams.
Awful pitching? Check.
Lack of offense? Shoddy defense? Check. Check.
Late-season choke-jobs? Check.
Playoff failure? Check.
Unmet expectations? Check, and checkmate.
The Black and Orange is a storied franchise, indeed—but it's not without its share of legendary failures.
Here's my take on the 10 most disappointing seasons in the Giants' 54-year San Francisco history.