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On July 2, 2010 the San Francisco Giants were a 40-39 team struggling to keep pace with the San Diego Padres in the NL West, and were widely considered an afterthought in the playoff race.
But a surge just before the All-Star break carried over to a dominant second half of the season, helping the Giants sneak into the postseason.
Sound a bit familiar?
OK, it’s probably insane to compare the 2019 Giants team to the 2010 one.
The 2010 Giants featured one of the best rotations of the decade. The 2019 Giants don’t have a single starting pitcher with an ERA under 3.50.
The 2010 Giants were only semi-offensively challenged. The 2019 Giants are very offensively challenged.
But Giants fans can’t help but feel shades of 2010 given the team’s resurgence, with several names from the 2010 squad playing big roles this season.
Click through the slideshow above to see where the 2010 Giants are now.
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