The San Francisco Giants are a good baseball team. Maybe they won’t be at this time next month. Perhaps they’ll be a mediocre or even a bad baseball team by the time the year is up.
But today, they are a good baseball team. They stand atop not just the NL West, but the entire National League. They have the second-best record in baseball, trailing only the Kansas City Royals who ... OK, maybe that tidbit didn’t actually help my case. They’re tied for the third-best run differential in baseball, trailing only the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox.