The Giants are literally the worst team in baseball history without Angel Pagan. They are literally the best team in baseball with Angel Pagan. I am literally using literally in the appropriate way, and if you think I'm not, you literally don't know how much Pagan means to the Giants. He's back. The magic baseball player is back.
I don't understand it, either. But the Giants without Pagan are basically like the Angels without Mike Trout. Let us never experience this again.
Pagan returns to the lineup, and he'll hit leadoff against the Brewers on Thursday. To make room on the roster, the Giants optioned Matt Duffy to Fresno, where they'll watch him closely to see what their options are in a Scutaro-free afterworld. A Duffy/Joe Panik super-utility combination spectacular could work. It could work.
But that's a story for another day. Today is about Pagan, the magic baseball player made of wins and powdered success. I don't know his secret. He doesn't know his secret. All we know is that when he plays, his teams win and win a lot.
Just don't think about his time with the Mets and Cubs, and you'll be fine. He'll probably save the Giants.