There are two ways to look at the Wild Card standings. 

Do you pull them up and see the Giants right in the hunt, 5 1/2 games back after taking six of seven at the end of the first half?

Or do you pull them up and see a team that needs to go 46-27 just to reach 87 wins, which is about the bare minimum for a second Wild Card spot? 

I'll allow you to dream if you want because any Giants fan has earned that right after the last two-plus years. But it's more than fair to be a realist and lower expectations, which is what I'll do here. 

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As the Giants start the second half, I'm setting the bar a bit lower. Here are 10 modest and realistic goals for the club in the second half: