The Giants just threw out a 3-4 homestand in which they were humiliated by the two worst teams in the NL. After yesterday’s disgusting loss, in which Tim Worrell gave up his 8th(!) home run in just over 16 innings pitched, the Giants find themselves exactly where I said they’d be finding themselves if Sabean didn’t take off his rose-colored glasses:
…. This is a mediocre team, performing as expected. And in particular, it is a terrible offense. The Giants rank 14th in doubles, 12th in home runs, 13th in total bases, 7th in on-base percentage (Bonds is a huge component in that), but only 12th in OPS. And that’s the bottom line for a GM. He can’t look at the standings and say, well, we’re only 3.5 games out of first, we just need a hot streak. He has to look at the team with a much more discerning eye. He has to say, we’re a poor offensive team, we need power, real, real bad.
Even though the D’backs are in the midst of a seven game losing streak, and no one is running away with the NL West, the Giants just hosted the two crappiest teams in baseball and managed to win but 3 of 7 games.
So, while Rome is burning, Sabean must be fiddling.
Oh, and in the meantime, deos anybody but me think Bonds might be closer to retiring than continuing? Now it’s an abdominal strain, added in to his bone chips, knee cartilage, and general aches and pains. At what point does he just say no more?