Joc Pederson captures disappointment of Giants season perfectly

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Joc Pederson perfectly states how disappointing the San Francisco Giants’ season has been.

Although Joc Pederson is a two-time reigning World Series champion, there will be no three-peat for the All-Star outfielder of the San Francisco Giants.

While the Giants are the fourth MLB team Pederson has played for, this will be the first time in his nine-year big-league career where he will not play for a division winner. San Francisco is 61-66 in the final days of August and 28 games back of his former employer in the Los Angeles Dodgers. He won the NL West each year in Los Angeles, as well as last season with the Atlanta Braves.

You can sense the frustration in this quote by the Palo Alto native playing for his hometown team.

“It’s not great. It’s not great. I’ve been fortunate to win a division every year I’ve played in the big leagues. So … yeah,” said Pederson to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic.

Pederson will be a free agent this winter after signing a one-year, $6 million deal with the Giants.

Joc Pederson perfectly encapsulates a disappointing San Francisco Giants season

Pederson will turn 31 years old in April ahead of his 10th season in the big leagues. Although he has cooled off considerably at the plate since being named to the NL roster for mid-July’s Midsummer Classic, Pederson will have value on the open market. Pederson will prioritize going to a team destined for October.

While the Dodgers have moved on in the two years since he last played for them, the Braves could have used Pederson to offset losing Adam Duvall to a season-ending injury at the trade deadline. Although Atlanta seems to have struck gold with former Detroit Tigers switch-hitting outfielder Robbie Grossman, Pederson will forever remain an Atlanta legend as that bad b***h with pearls.

Ultimately, it is going to be hard to see Pederson re-upping with the Giants after how this season has transpired. San Francisco won the NL West a year ago, but has fallen on its face this season. What could be interesting is if Pederson envisions a new place of employment being over in the Junior Circuit. Up to this point in his MLB career, Pederson has only played in the National League.

Bad seasons happen, but Pederson does not seem like he wants to stick around in San Francisco.

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