Not even six months of record-setting futility by the San Francisco Giants' bullpen could prepare their fans for the spectacular meltdown that ended their season.Holding a three-run lead and just three outs from forcing a decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series that looked impossible 24 hours before, a quintet of Giants relievers imploded against the Chicago Cubs' lineup of All-Stars, turning four seasons of elimination-game magic into a most sorrowful end.San Francisco Giants haven't done much this offseason beyond getting sized for their World Series rings.
The bullpen was a virus that had beloved manager Bruce Bochy catching significant flak all season, first for his loyalty to deposed closer Santiago Casilla and later for an ill-fated mix-and-match approach that hampered any sense of continuity.
In fairness, the group was so flawed that Bochy had few options.
They haven't addressed their need in left field.
They watched Pablo Sandoval leave for Boston, leaving another hole at third base. " data-reactid="14"The San Francisco Giants haven't done much this offseason beyond getting sized for their World Series rings.
The Giants are currently purging all of their crappy relievers from their roster as they rebuild their bullpen.
A return to San Francisco for Romo would seem unlikely to happen.Now, a unit that dragged down a club all season will ensure a bittersweet taste lingers well into the winter.ALCS, Game 3: With blood dripping out of his injured finger, Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is removed after throwing 21 pitches in the first inning.They earned the bronze medal in the Jon Lester sweepstakes. They watched Pablo Sandoval leave for Boston, leaving another hole at third base.At the very least, the Giants aren't letting another fan favorite leave.He strikes out six and walks one in completing seven shutout innings.