Smart blogger theorizes that the Giants will need 725 runs to make the playoffs next year, 68 more that this year. Lays out a reasonable way to get them:
1) Enjoy the benefits of a full year of Sanchez as opposed to Burris et al, 25 extra runs
2) Sign an offensive outfielder, Damon and Cameron are mentioned (I would prefer Cameron), 15-20 more runs
3) Trade for Dan Uggla (which, no matter where he played, would be compared to our 1B production this year), 20 runs
4) Hope that Posey is an offensive upgrade and that someone like Nate steps up, 5 runs
That gets him to the right number of runs needed.
I think this is a good approach. We need offensive upgrades in the IF and the OF. If we don't want to sign one of the two "big" bats, then lets get two half-bats.