Forever Giants:1986 San Francisco Giants Year 29 (104)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

1985 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.

1986 90-72
C Bob Brenly  3.4
1B Will Clark  2.8
2B Robby Thompson 3.55
SS Jose Uribe 2.65 
3B Chris Brown 2.7 
LF Jeffrey Leonard 1.15 
CF Dan Gladden 3.2 
RF Chili Davis 3.9
OF Candy Maldonado  1.5
C Bob Melvin 1.1
1B Mike Aldrete 1.5
OF Joel Youngblood .55 
CF Randy Kutcher .95
1F Luis Quinones -.85
1B Harry Spillman .75
SP Mike Krukow 3.8 
SP Mike LaCoss .8
SP Vida Blue 1.55 (16.55) Last season
RP Scott Garrelts 2.8 
RP Jeff Robinson .05

-A 20+ pythag improvement over the previous season; this is the first 90 win pythag, sort of amazingly, since '68.  18 years without a Giants team as good as this one from a franchise that used to have 90+ pythags every season.  Will Clark homers off Nolan Ryan in his first big league at bat. Vida wins his 200th game and ends his Giants run. Steve Carlton is signed at midseason; Mike Scott no hit us on my 16th birthday to knock us out of the division race.

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