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Detroit Tigers Rank Highly in MCB’s First Power Rankings of 2017

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Mar 16, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) reacts after hitting a home run with starting pitcher Daniel Norris (right) against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 16, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) reacts after hitting a home run with starting pitcher Daniel Norris (right) against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 21, 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) reacts during the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 21, 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) reacts during the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

#4 San Francisco Giants
2016 Run Differential: +84
Best Offseason Move: Signing Mark Melancon
Worst Offseason Move: Not Finding a Solution in Left Field

Speaking of Melancon, the San Francisco Giants inked the closer as the team remade the back end of their bullpen.

The former Nationals pitcher joins in place of the likes of Sergio Romo, Javier Lopez and Santiago Casilla, who all left in the offseason.

While the Giants found a solution in the bullpen, the National League East heavyweights failed to find a new left fielder.

With Angel Pagan hitting the free agent market, San Francisco will utilize some combination of Jarrett Parker, Mac Williamson and former Detroit Tigers prospect Gorkys Hernandez out in left field.

In a somewhat similar vein to the Nats, the Giants could very well move up this list with a new left fielder.

If the team were to acquire a new outfielder, a player capable of hitting in the middle of the lineup likely wouldn’t hurt.

San Francisco could use extra protection for Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt and company.

Looking ahead to the playoffs, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the San Francisco Giants once again in contention for a World Series title.

The club boasts arguably baseball’s best starting rotation, with a unit featuring Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, Matt Moore, Jeff Samardzija and Matt Cain.

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