Very overdue, the Giants' offense is terrible. It's a classic Sabean move to bring in an aging veteran, except in this case the veteran is still good.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Huh. I'm kinda surprised by that. Perhaps it's because I accepted the conventional wisdom of the O's as overachievers from day one; I don't know. But look at this quote: Bittersweet? "Yeah, it sucked to fire him, but it's nice that he's gone.