I was sorry to see the NL lose once again to the AL, but it was even worse because it was due to Trevor "****’s Bells" Hoffman. How did that happen? He’s got 24 saves. You don’t see him blow a save when he’s playing the NL West, do you? Now, the skills of the AL All-Stars are probably a notch above the players in the NL West, but still.
Okay, we’re halfway through the season, and the Giants are playing .500 ball. I am afraid we are a .500 team. Sadly, it will probably be enough to win the West. The problem with that is twofold. First, the winner of the West won’t go very far in the postseason. Second, it will keep the Giants from trading for some amazing prospects. We should probably trade Schmidt and get two bonfide AAA-about-to-play minor leaguers (i.e., Liriano or some such, x2 – let’s not even get started on the deal that lost us Liriano…). We should probably trade Pedro Feliz and get something for him. It is unlikely that the Giants will pay his free-agent asking price after this season. As a fan, I would be excited to see a new, you gotta like these kids, team. McGowan probably thinks he won’t fill the stadium with a young, no marquee player, team. I think he’s wrong, but it’s not my problem to pay off the stadium, so I can think a bit riskier than he.