That may be wishful thinking, but it's nice to see that one of the analyst/columnist crowd agrees.
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"The midseason review ... '84 Cubs style"
By Jonah Keri
Special to Page 2
The Giants are just a shadow of their former selves, whether compared to the big Bonds years, or even back to the days of Mays and McCovey. They haven't been as bad as some of the doomsday predictions suggested, but that's setting the bar pretty low. They have the most compelling young pitcher in the game in Tim Lincecum, great tag-team partners in Matt Cain and Jonathan Sanchez … and almost nothing else. The farm system's slowly improving, but it's going to take time to reverse years of punting the draft and any semblance of building from within before the Giants become relevant again. If I were Brian Sabean, I'd get my resume ready.
Nothing we didn't already know, really, but I always like to see an outside writer's take on our team.
I used to defend Sabean, because I didn't think he was all that bad, but I've since come around to the idea that we need someone new, if for no other reason than that Sabes has been doing it for a long time, and his way has resulted in 0 World Series titles.