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Here are the projected number of wins the A's, Giants will have in 2019

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Here are the projected number of wins the A's, Giants will have in 2019

The Hot Stove remained lukewarm for the most part this offseason, but that has a lot to do with the fact that we are waiting for the decisions from a couple of big names.

Ahem -- Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

Until that happens, we are lucky enough to have Las Vegas projections on MLB win totals for next season:

The A's are estimated to have 83 wins this year and the Giants are quite a bit a ways behind sitting at a projected 73 wins -- right above the White Sox, who are a big name in the Machado/Harper sweepstakes.

These are just projections, so don't give up on your favorite team just yet. Well -- you should never give up on your favorite team, but that's beside the point.

There aren't many surprises from first glance.

The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox are estimated to have 95.5 wins. Just 2.5 behind the Houston Astros, who took home the trophy in 2017.

The New York Yankees sit right ahead of the Sox with 96.5 wins after making a few upgrades to their roster. 

[RELATED: Odds for each team to win the World Series in 2019]

And at the bottom with a projected 59 wins? The Baltimore Orioles, who finished last season with only 47 wins.

Still, check back to review some of these numbers once more moves are made -- they could change drastically.

Giants' Derek Holland, Gerardo Parra, Stephen Vogt named funniest by peers

Giants' Derek Holland, Gerardo Parra, Stephen Vogt named funniest by peers

It turns out, the Giants have a lot of funny guys roaming the baseball fields. And that's according to their peers.

The Athletic recently interviewed a bunch of players and asked them an array of questions -- a lot of them were based on the opinions of one another, which we love.

When players were asked about the funniest guys they've ever had the pleasure of calling teammates, three Giants players received top votes:

Gerardo Parra, Derek Holland, and Stephen Vogt.

Hmm ... I wonder why. Ah yes ...

Parra because he's amazing: 

For Holland, that's pretty obvious. He's the king of impressions and loves to just be awesome:

And I know I mentioned before how great his impressions are -- but if you close your eyes and listen to this interview, it's literally like Kermit the Frog is in the room.

Vogt appears to be destined for stardom. If you watch any of his MLB Network segments, you'll see why.

But when it comes to the veteran catcher, he's also a man of authority:

So this makes a ton of sense. 

Seven Giants prospects who could reach major leagues in 2019 season

Seven Giants prospects who could reach major leagues in 2019 season

The Giants' 2019 roster is still full of veterans who fans have watched for years. Look around and you'll see the likes of Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik and more. 

But there's a youth revolution that's taking shape with an improved farm system. 

The San Jose Giants will be the most prospect-loaded team in the system with catcher Joey Bart leading the way, though there's still plenty of names to know that are more major-league ready.

Some names on this list made their MLB debuts in 2018, while others would reach the milestone this season. 

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