Whoever said Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is a genius, that person may have been right.
Many MLB observers thought so, actually, when Zaidi took control in San Francisco. Still, he had his doubters. And nobody — and I mean nobody — had the Giants as the first team to reach 90 wins this season. With a ninth-inning comeback against the Rockies on Wednesday, San Francisco reached that mark and also swept Colorado, the first time the Rockies have lost every game in a home series this season.
Furthermore, this is the sixth time the Giants have been the first MLB club to 90 wins, and only the second time since the franchise moved to the Bay Area.
The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly added to The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser’s above tweets by mentioning this Giants team has the best record in San Francisco Giants history through 140 games
Zaidi patched a bevy of short-term contracts together with championship tested veterans Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt and has struck gold. Still, the Giants have the supremely talented Dodgers on their heels with just 22 games remaining. It figures to be one heck of a finish in San Francisco for the National League West crown, in a season that’s already gone down in history.