San Francisco Giants: Handing Out Mid-Season Award

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Oct 31, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) holds up his MVP trophy during the World Series victory parade on Market Street. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

As the San Francisco Giants are now one game away from the halfway point of the season, they have had some big surprises, and big disappointments. Through 80 games, the Giants are 42-38, and are in second place in the National League West, three games back from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Comparing this year to years past, their 42-38 record is one game better than the same point in 2010, and four games better than 2013. On the other hand, it is also three games worse than 2012, four games worse than 2011, and five games behind 2014.

The Giants have done a tremendous job of fighting through injuries, as Matt Cain just made his season debut on Thursday, Jake Peavy has been out since April, Hunter Pence has played in just 18 games, and Nori Aoki is currently on the shelf. The team has had some big performances make up for those injuries, and some of those players are deserving of team awards.

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