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San Francisco Giants Take a Turn in Right Direction in 2009

The San Francisco Giants 2009 season ended in a bittersweet way. Short-term Giants fans may look at the year in the negative, citing another absence from the playoffs and a fizzling offense that lost key games down the stretch.

However, long-term fans would see the progress this team made in comparison to last year. No, Tim Lincecum didn’t win back-to-back Cy Young awards, and we didn’t have two All-Star representatives. But this team, the same team that finished 20 games under .500 in 2007 and 18 under in 2008, won 88 games this year, finishing 14 games OVER .500.

If you look at the season as being a direct comparison to 2008, San Francisco in 2009 was a much better team. They raised their runs per game (3.95 to 4.06) and lowered their ERA (4.38 to 3.55). Their pitchi...

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