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This Giants team is so desperate for offense it’s not even funny anymore. One game after another in which the opposing starter turns into Roy Halladay. 4 straight losses due to a staggering number of blown opportunities, leadoff doubles wasted, and stellar pitching left in the lurch.

It’s time for Sabean to make a move.

Reyes is out there, and Hanley Ramirez might be too. We need a real hitter, right now.

I’d also mention that with the entire team slumping all year long, it might be time for a change with our hitting coach. I’m not saying panic, but Sabean needs to do something.

UPDATE: One of you guys suggested that because the Giants have a lot of average players, upgrades are tough because above average players are expensive. Well, a quick glance at the stats page tells a different story.

Just using runs scored:
Catcher 10th

(without Posey, dead last)
First Base 14th
Second Base 13th
Third Base 12th
Shortstop 16th
Left Field 12th
Center Field 11th
Right Field 11th

The entire team is cover-your-eyes awful. Average? Please. The average left fielder has scored 35 runs. The Giants left fielders have combined to score 17 runs. The numbers are exactly the same for our shortstops.

The Giants are below average at every position on the diamond. There are but a handful of players on this team who should be safe as a Giant. Something needs to be done. Sure, Vogelsong is a great story. He’s also a 32 year old journeyman pitcher with a career record of 10-22 with a 5.84 ERA coming into this season.

If a GM can transform his out of the blue performance into a massive upgrade at a key position in the diamond, it is the kind of move that absolutely has top be considered. And Reyes is no guarantee to be a rental. You think he’d like to play behind a pitching staff that is younger than he is and leading all of baseball in strikeouts, one that just led their bottom feeding offense to a championship?

To suggest otherwise is laughable.

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