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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Giants

The defending champs just couldn't muster the offense for a repeat

Originally Published: September 23, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Brandon BeltAP Photo/Eric RisbergGiants fans are counting on Brandon Belt to solve some of their offensive woes in 2012.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines an overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

Today we say goodbye to the defending champion San Francisco Giants, who couldn't muster enough offense to overcome the upstart Arizona Diamondbacks.


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