The era of Giants baseball is over.
Brandon Belt’s 12-year tenure at the Gulf officially ended on Tuesday. Blue Jays announce deal 1 year contract with first baseman. The deal is reportedly worth $9.3 million.
As difficult as it was for some Giants fans to understand, Belt’s wife Haley was just as emotional.
Berto was uncertain about his MLB career future just a few months ago after undergoing knee surgery in September, but the captain feels good heading into the 2023 season.
San Francisco selected the belt in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of the University of Texas. He helped the Giants win his Series at the Worlds in 2012 and his 2014, and his one of the most memorable home runs in franchise history against the Washington Nationals in his NLDS in 2014. I hit one.
Berto played over 1,300 games for the Giants, but injuries maxed out his abilities and forced him to miss a significant amount of time. And his final season at the Bay was cut short by knee surgery.
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In 12 seasons with Orange and Black, Berto posted a .356 on-base percentage and an OPS+ that was 23% above the league average.
His departure leaves Brandon Crawford as the only remaining player on the current roster from the 2012 and 2014 championship teams. Bittersweet, all the great times Belt was a part of are now just memories.
But it is nothing but love for the eternal giant.
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