It won‘t be easy, but there is something special happening again in the city by the bay.
Just two seasons ago, the Giants brought new and old fans together by delivering one of the greatest post-season performances in MLB history, and capturing the coveted World Series title. What happened the following season was something most Giants fans would surely like to forget, as the team failed to re-live the magic and fell out of contention relatively early, due to an onslaught of injuries and total lack of offense. Needless to say, 2011 was a complete bust.
2012 is a different year, however. A chance to start over for a re-invigorated club, shaking off the rust while adding some speed and a few much needed bats. Enter Melky Cabrera.
After spending five years with the Yankees and two with his next two clubs, in Atlanta and Kansas City, respectively, the Melk Man was cast as nothing more than an average player with some pop and a plus arm. All that changed this off-season when the Giants said goodbye to 2010 post-season hero Jonathan Sanchez, and gave Melky another chance to show the baseball world the player he really is. Since arriving to Spring Training in a much leaner physique, he has done nothing but impress and improve here in San Francisco, in what is being heralded as one of the best trades of recent memory, leading all of baseball with 154 hits, and standing 2nd in batting average (.349) behind only Andrew McCutchen (.365). Not to mention he secured the first All-Star spot of his career.