The San Francisco Giants were unable to follow up their success in 2021 with another postseason appearance in 2022, finishing 81-81 and landing in third place in the National League West.
They entered the offseason with some big expectations and goals.
However, they fell short in their attempts to sign Aaron Judge and Carlos Correa.
Still, the team has made some impactful additions this offseason, including Sean Manaea, Ross Stripling, Mitch Haniger, and Michael Conforto.
On Wednesday, Joc Pederson took some time to talk with Alanna Rizzo of MLB Network and talked about the team’s offseason, expressing his excitement for the 2023 season and discussing what the team’s new additions could bring to the table.
Joc Pederson is back in the Bay!@yungjoc650 details the acquisitions made in San Francisco and explains rejoining Team Israel in the upcoming WBC.#HighHeat | @alannarizzo | #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/3VHpjHxxnJ
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 5, 2023
Despite missing out on Judge, Correa, and their ace in Carlos Rodon, San Francisco has still had a busy and productive offseason.
As Pederson alluded to, the additions of Haniger and Conforto could potentially change the dynamic of their lineup.
Their outfield looks stronger and the team looks prepared to take the next step in 2023.
In addition to Haniger, Conforto, and Pederson, the Giants also have talented bats such as Thairo Estrada, Mike Yastrzemski, Wilmer Flores, and Brandon Crawford.
Whether or not it will be enough to compete with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers remains to be seen, and there is still a chance that the Giants could work something out with Correa.
But Pederson seems to feel confident in what the Giants have on their roster and believes that this team is more than capable of winning.