I hate to say it but someone has to. I really didn't want to say it, but... Bring back Bonds. Without him the 2008 Giants are going to be an embarrassment. They're going to be a laughing stock of Devil Ray/Royals/Orioles proportions.
No one is going to have an OBP better than .350 in this line up. This is a line up built around making outs. The only bigger weakness than OBP in this line up is slugging. No one is going to hit 25, much less 30 homers. Cain, Lincecum, and Zito are going to quit at the all star break with records of 0-12, 2.50 ERAs. If everyone has a career year, the Giants might not sniff .500.
Yes sign Crede. Also sign Mike Sweeney if you can. Dallas McPherson? Morgan Ensberg? Sure. Tony Clark? Uh wait. No, you have to draw a line somewhere. No Tony Clark. If they get hurt, fine, give the kids a chance. But also, give this team a chance. The problem is lack of upside. Frandsen, Davis, Lewis, Ortmeier etc all project as average at best. Some of the veterans out there at least have upside.