Forever Giants:1985 San Francisco Giants Year 28 (103)

Friday, February 27, 2015

1984 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season. The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.

1985 – 67-95
C Bob Brenly 1.4
1B David Green -.4
2B Manny Trillo .45 
SS Jose Uribe .65
3B Chris Brown  2.7
LF Jeffrey Leonard -.85 
CF Dan Gladden .65 
RF Chili Davis 3.4
OF Joel Youngblood  .9 
1B Dan Driessen -.65
IF Brad Wellman -.9 
UT Rob Deer -.1
C Alex Trevino .35
RF Ron Roenicke  1.65
IF Ricky Adams -.3
1B Scot Thompson -.85  
1B Gary Rajsich -.6
SP Dave LaPoint 2.05
SP Mike Krukow 3.7 
SP Atlee Hammaker 1.15
SP Jim Gott 1.65
SP Vida Blue .3 
SP Bill Laskey 1.15 
RP Scott Garrelts 2.95 
RP Mark Davis 1.45
RP Greg Minton 1.15

-The worst San Francisco team; there are clearly two distinct eras in San Francisco baseball to this date, the Mays teams were good to great, pretty consistently, for nearly 15 years, and post Mays, the teams have been mediocre to poor for almost that same length.  This is the worst Giants club since '56 and there hasn't been a worse Giants team since '43.  Davenport gives way to Roger Craig by the end of the season, and Tom Haller loses his GM job.  The Giants drew under a million in attendance. This it for Kuiper, now, Kuiper was bad, 600 PA and a negative two and a half WAR.  But that's far overshadowed by, to this date, the worst Giant in 103 years; Johnny LeMaster soaked up 3400 PA as a Giant and produced -5.8 WAR.  He's Bizarro Mays, the least valuable Giant to date.

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