Listen, we have a lot to be happy about as Giants fans. The team is in the thick of a playoff race, which no sane person would have imagined before the season started. Tim Lincecum has maintained his amazing performance level, Matt Cain has finally learned how to win gotten some semblance of run support and cut down on his wildness, the bullpen actually has three stoppers (Romo, Affeldt, Wilson), Pablo Sandoval has developed beyond any reasonable expectation, Juan Uribe is better than bad, Eugenio Velez has been one of the better players on the team for the past two months (I know he hasn't been all that great if you look at the numbers, but in comparison to pretty much any other Giants player, he's been above average), and the team is in better shape than the Mets by leaps and bounds. If the Giants could somehow make the playoffs, nobody would be eager to play them, looking at the number of close games they find themselves in.
So, all that said, we here at McCovey Chronicles tend to take a pragmatic, nay, pessimistic view on things in regards to our beloved Gigantes. Bruce Bochy has mismanaged the lineup, Brian Sabean has mismanaged the roster, and the players have misplayed many plays.
My question to all of you is: What bothers you the most about the Giants at this very moment:
What about the GIants really grinds your gears right now?
The mismanagement and poor treatment of the young players (62 votes)
The bad contracts given out to mediocre players (42 votes)
The premature trading of prospects for guys that aren't contributing (7 votes)
Having Bengie Molina as the cleanup hitter and other day-to-day lineup stupidity (69 votes)
I gotta say, I'm just thankful we get to watch a competitive team (38 votes)
218 total votes