Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan
we still need offensive upgrade(s). We have been playing weaker teams, and yet we still can't score many runs. Nearly every game has been close. We rarely blow anyone out. Our pitchers have to be nearly perfect (and we're lucky they have been) in almost every game. How long can this run of great pitched games last? We will be soon playing much better teams, and our luck could change fast. Votto is still 2 or 3 weeks away. And even when he gets back, he may take a week or more to get his stroke and timing back.
Better hope Walt can get something done. We should win our division, but going anywhere in the playoffs will be a dream without a better offense.
Please see the ORG thread about who to fear in the NL. Also, this streak of good play started with a sweep of the Cards... The best offensive team in the NL. Finally, the 2010 Giants had no offense in the regular season and managed to do pretty well in the postseason.
At the trade deadline, did they make a big trade to help their anemic offense? No... They made two small trades to get some rp help.
I am not arguing for a trade or against one... I just think it is a bit silly to believe that we on a message board, who have no idea what other teams are offering, or desire, could somehow claim enough credibility or competence to assert that we know more than the organization that has built a team that has one of the best records in baseball despite having a small payroll to work with.
I think that things are going well... And I don't believe in luck once you get over 100 games in your sample size. The management has done a good job so far and I expect them to keep doing so. I expect them to keep doing so.
If we make a trade, I will be excited by it... If we don't I will not despair.
Finally... Baseball is not a sport of blowouts... 2010 giants did just fine without blowing people out.