I came across an interesting yet bold piece on the San Francisco outfield this season. Even though we acquired Dernard Span this offseason, the writer believes that Angel Pagan will earn his center field spot back from Span.
Check out the full piece below.
ANGEL PAGAN IS LEADING OFF AND PLAYING CENTER BY YEAR’S END
I’m not even saying Dennard Span has to get hurt for this to happen. I’m saying Angel Pagan plays his ass off and earns his spot back. If Span does hit the DL (God forbid, knock on wood, etc.) you better believe Pagan pounces on that opportunity and earns his spot back that way, too. Look at those eyes. Look into those eyes and tell that man that the team just signed someone else to play his position. This dude will be playing with a chip on his shoulder all year long. Oh, and it’s a contract year for him, too. Go figure. Common bold predictions I see have either Mac Williamson or Jarrett Parker overtaking Pagan’s spot in Left by the end of the year. Okay, I can see that. I mean, it’s almost a forgone conclusion that Pagan gets hurt at some point this season, right? Well, that’s why we call these bold predictions, folks. Here’s mine. What’s yours?
[Source: One Bold Prediction for 2016]
To be honest, I don't really care who takes the outfield spot as long as the better player starts everyday. And I think it's good that there are multiple players that can take a position in order to push each other and make the team better. So whoever ends up taking the starting position, I'm sure it will make the Giants better!