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
That's disappointing, but not surprising. I thought the writing was on the wall when Scioscia pulled Lackey from game five of the ALCS. I just had a feeling, right then and there, that Lackey wasn't coming back.