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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski not taking anything for granted after breakout year

SAN FRANCISCO—The Giants never talked of rebuilding in 2019, preferring instead to put the focus on being competitive as long as possible. But if you asked team officials for their true feelings, the sense was always that this past season was a transition year to 2020 and beyond.

In that respect, there might not have been a greater development over the course of the season than the emergence of outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. He can be Farhan Zaidi’s Northern California version of Chris Taylor or Max Muncy, older prospects who also flourished when given the opportunity to prove that they were everyday big leaguers.

Yastrzemski isn’t looking at it that way, though.

“I’m trying to take the offseason and understand that there’s a lot of work to be done still,” Yastrzemski said at the end of his first season. “It’s never being satisfied with where you are. You can’t take it for granted. It’s a time to get healthy and to get stronger and better.”

 

 

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