Originally written December 17, 2012 on The Giants Cove:
Let me write two things on the blackboard before class starts. That way we might avoid the inevitable grumbling, spitwad throwing, and angry mob forming so often associated with Giant fans whenever a San Francisco player is criticized*. First, newly signed, and former, San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres is known as a dedicated athlete, a wonderful teammate and is apparently just a really ice guy. Second, Gregor Blanco is an excellent defensive outfielder who made a number of outstanding plays during the 2012 season and playoffs. And I'll stipulate that he's also a nice guy. Now, back to the reality of scoring runs, winning baseball games, and getting to the 2013 post season. With the recent re-signing of the soon-to-be 35 year-old Torres to either, a) split left field with Blanco in 2013; or, b) be the 4th outfielder for this team, the Giants front office just threw a large bucket of cold water on their offense. And it's old, previously used cold w...
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