San Francisco Giants’ top veteran Brandon Crawford was satisfied with the team’s offseason progress and was confident that he could write a miracle like the 2021 season.
Crawford appeared on the local podcast ‘KNBR Tonight’ on the 1st (Korean time) and said, “No team expected the team to win 107 in the 2021 season 메이저사이트. But we’ve won 107 games, and we’re a better team now than we were then.”
Crawford, who is 36 years old, is a one-club man who played 12 years in San Francisco alone. He’s come down a lot from his prime, but he’s still a pillar of the team.
He had a career batting average of 0.253, 139 homers, 706 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.722. He was a three-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove, and Silver Slugger winner, and experienced two World Series championships. Last year, he had a batting average of 0.231, 9 homers, 52 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.652. This season is the final year of his contract, and he may retire when his contract ends.
Accordingly, the club prepared for Crawford’s vacancy by signing Carlos Correa, but the contract was canceled due to a problem in the medical test, and Crawford is expected to return to the starting lineup.
Crawford said, “We couldn’t sign big stars like Correa and Aaron Judge, but the club definitely took the necessary steps. It made our team better,” he said.
San Francisco signed Michael Conforto, Ross Stripling, Sean Manea, Taylor Rodgers, and Mitch Haniger, while retaining Joc Pederson. Together with them, attention is focused on whether San Francisco will be able to climb as high as Crawford expected.