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
I'm not sure I agree with that entirely. The Cards and Cubs are playing just about where I expect, the Astros are playing a bit under where I'd see them, and Cincy should be better than where they're at, although if any team was to slip, it'd be them.