Frustration spilleth over....

My work schedule didn't allow me to listen to much of the game yesterday. I did get to listen to about ten seconds while I was in my car. My best paraphrasing:

Jon Miller: And here, the Giants have a real chance to do something. First and third, one out. Kevin Frandsen at the plate. Frandsen swings...groundball. That should be two. Six...four...three. And that's the exact worst thing that could have happened.
Indeed. And the radio went off. It would seem to the uninitiated that I picked an incredibly coincidental time to turn on the radio. A statistician with access to the appropriate data would know, though, that I had a 69.43% chance of hearing the Giants waste a scoring opportunity. Them's just the raw numbers.

Randy Winn is the second-best hitter on this team. I'm just going to repeat that a few times for effect. Randy Winn is the second-best hitter on this team. Randy Winn is the second-best hitter on this team. Randy Winn is the second-best hitter on this team. Randy Winn is the second-best hitter on this team. Randy Winn is the second-best hitter on this team.

And the Giants might be able to pull an average outfielder out of the current system. That's it. Maybe two average outfielders if you're generous. Kevin Franchise shouldn't be counted on for anything in the next year. Yet we're all talking about going young and rebuilding. With what? This isn't news, but we're still looking at going young for the sake of going young. If there isn't a chance for good and young, why not go for less-young and average?

It's a seductive philosophy. Kind of. You can at least see what Sabean was attempting. Kind of. If the starting pitching is going to be a strength - and for the sake of sanity, we have to assume it is - an average offense could make this team a contender.

Here are the free agents after this season. It's a bunch of garbage. Here's the organizational depth chart for this team. It, too, is a bunch of garbage, at least when looking for immediate help. So it all leads up to this comment starter:

Including any possible trades, is there even a chance for the Giants to build an average offense next year? I'm not saying it would be the right thing to do, but if all the Giants wanted to do was build a league-average offense, could they do it?

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