Put it in the book. This is officially the worst Giants performance I’ve seen in my 39 years as a fan. Remember the 100-loss season in 1985? That team would kick the crap out of this bunch of posers.
How the @#$%% do you LOSE A ONE HITTER?
After winning three straight series to open the year, the Giants have fallen off the proverbial cliff. They are, in a word, pathetic. There's an old showbusiness saying that "you can't polish a turd." I won't begin to look for a silver lining. Of this I am certain -- as predicted, this Giants team stinks on ice. The Padres were universally picked to circle the drain of the division this season, and yet once again the Giants are absolutely OWNED by the Friars. How low can they go?
Tonight was a classic display of offensive ineptitude. How many times can you waste a runner at third and no out? How sad is it when, in the back of your mind, you know your team is totally screwed as soon as the opposition takes the goose egg off the board?
The Giants have now gone approximately 347 years without delivering a hit with a runner in scoring position. Stevie Wonder could have lucked into a base hit by now, but these heroes approach the plate like dead men walking. Tonight the cameras caught a glimpse of Eugenio Velez with a look of utter defeat on his face. When the team knows it's going to fail, why should we have hope?
Two weeks ago, before the Giants looked in the mirror and realized they were the same sad sacks who stumbled through at-bats last year, you tried to guess who was going to come through. You dared to dream. Now you wonder what creative way they’re going to find to screw up. The only thing that would have been a more fitting end to that debacle would have been Torres trying to score on that short fly ball in the ninth and getting gunned down – presenting what would have been the 63rd different way the Giants had hit into a double play this week.
I swear to God someone in the Giants front office sits up nights thinking up ways to fail (the next will probably involove Lou Seal, Crazy Crab or a poisoned cha-cha bowl). If it can be done incorrectly, the Giants have done it. Their performance this week is an embarrassment to fans and to the game itself. There are Pony League coaches making training videos right now using the Giants as an example of how NOT to pursue a career in baseball.
A note to Jonathan Sanchez. You are an example of what is wrong. You are an incomplete player. Nice pitching, but if you’re going to occupy a spot in the line-up you'll have to learn hold a runner and lay down a freaking bunt. You and your teammates are the poster children for how failure to do the little things gets you beat.
Sanchez exemplified what has become a pattern with this organization. Even when the Giants were competitive, they always had a glaring weakness that wasn’t addressed. This bargain basement roster building has to end. DeRosa? Stiff. Huff? Average. Wellemeyer? Total waste of genetic material. Even the big money signings have been misfires. Rowand? Renteria? Are you freaking serious?
This is the team Satan has chosen. This is the line-up he looked at and said, “That’ll do, Pig. That’ll do.” It’s clear that Giants management has no ability to evaluate talent. Heads have to roll, starting with those who put this abortion of an offense together. There is no excuse for constructing a team this offensively inept. For years the offense could be described with two words: "Barry Bonds." Now it's just one word: "sad." Without Bonds (whom Sabean inherited) to carry the freight, they have no punch. Sabean is exposed -- he clearly cannot evaluate offensive players.
I’ll say it here: there is no hope for this organization as long as these people are calling the shots. They simply don't get it. Anyone who honestly believes DeRosa, Medders, Renteria, Rowand, Whiteside and the like are the ingredients to a winning campaign needs to double up on his meds.
For the love of all that is holy, please blow this mess up and start over. Start with the front office. If they haven’t gotten it right in 15 years they aren’t suddenly going to discover a clue. Trade away anyone with value over age 30. The journeymen who can’t be dealt should be released.
It’s time for Giants management to show the fans they actually give a crap, that they care about something more than profits from $10 beer and $30 parking. Right now it would appear that no one in this organization has the skill or the inclination to build anything more than a mediocre suck hole of team that will do nothing but frustrate a fan base that deserves a lot more that the dreck being served up here.
I will say this for Sabean and Company. They promised us that this would not be a repeat of 2009. In that they were correct.
This is worse.