The San Francisco Giants have proven themselves to be one of the best teams in Major League Baseball over the course of the past two plus seasons when Angel Pagan is in the starting lineup. When he’s out, they’ve also proven themselves to be one of the worst.
If any confirmation was needed of such, the Giants – with Pagan healthy – sat atop the MLB standings for the first few months of the season, holding the best record in the league during that time. But when Pagan went down with injury, so did the San Francisco Giants as they fell out of first place at a historic pace.
No team had ever lost such a large first place lead so quickly and with the Giants still unstable as a newborn deer, the most recent news regarding Angel Pagan isn’t likely to make things any better.
There was hope that Pagan would be able to participate in baseball related activities this past week and a return before the end of the month very possible, but a rumored setback now has given no timetable on his return.
While Angel Pagan has proven to be an enigma atop the San Francisco Giants lineup, he has also proven himself to be somewhat injury prone.
If the Giants are to make noise in the National League this season, they’re going to need to make a move to protect themselves if Pagan struggles to return to health or finds himself injured yet again. One such name who has been thrown around is Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies, though at this point that seems to be nothing more than a suggestion.