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"The Giants are what a bad team looked like before tanking showed us just where the floor could be. The Giants lost 98 games in 2017, but leveled off at 89 and 85 defeats the last two years, and will probably be in that range again. It makes for a marginally better experience if you live and die with the team each day, but with a middling -- though improving -- farm system, eventually the Giants are going to have to bottom out. The 2021-23 stretch looms as a tough run for this team."