Bochy announced prior to the start of the season "it is important that we get off to a fast start." Sabean reiterated the same sentiments while being interviewed on the radio. This is 2009. This year things will be done the "Giants way". We are getting a great bullpen in Howry and Affeltd. These guys wont blow games. The new youth injected line-up will be invigorating and the team will score more runs. "The guys really feel like they are true contenders this year." We got rid of the guys who can't get the ball over the plate. We will walk a lot less guys this year. Zito will get off to a fast start. At least Zito will not start the opening game. Lincecum always wins after a loss. The line-up this year will be more patient at the plate. Seems as if almost all of the above is false. I will still give Affeltd the benefit of the doubt. But using Howry against lefties, is like using Walker against lefties; its doomed to failure. Is Bochy just dumb, or stupid, or just thick headed? Ok, its only 8 games. But wow, are we any better so far then last year? Do we have the best pitching staff in the league? The acquistion of Randy Johnson will have a stabilizing effect on the pitching rotation. Crap, so far except for Matt Cain, the rest of the staff is pitching wore than Kevin Correia. So I ask you, the Holy McCoven, which is the worst?