that on June 15th, the Giants would have the 3rd best record in the National League, and the 7th best record in baseball, what would you have said? How about that the Giants would have allowed the fewest runs in the entire league, despite Jonathan Sanchez struggling this season.
In all seriousness though, shouldn't we be a little happier with how the season has gone? It seems people are a little too pessimistic or bitter of past seasons. I mean shit, this team is performing WAY better than I would have expected given some of the offensive failures that have happened so far. The bullpen is much improved, the starting pitching for the most part has been stellar, and we even have seen a rebirth from Aaron Rowand. Pablo has been every bit as good as advertised and made Giants baseball tons of fun to watch on a daily basis. When Schierholtz plays he provides some excitement. Juan Uribe has been 100x better than Jose CastiLOLo as a utility infielder.
This team is contending over the first 2 1/2 months of the season and I'm not too sure they even need to do all that much to improve their chances either. Maybe it could be an internal solution, like John Bowker, or a small trade for an infielder. Either way this year has been really exciting and with the improvements and development of some of these prospects in SJ, Connecticut and Fresno, there is lots to like with the Giants future now, to what it looked like just 6 months to a year ago.