no way, we had a mess in the rotation but we had some great things in those years, the demise was in the post seasons, we had fights, we had rookies , we had joba fever, moose 20 games, sheffield and arod homers.
we had a crap of a rotation but there wasnt a doubt that we could win with those teams cause we were stacked and reliable offensively, we were competitive in the games. this year was such a year that you either knew we were winning a game or losing a game and the shocking come from behind wins were rare.
I never had any doubt from as early as late july that this team had no chance in the post season.
08 was great, final year of the stadium, the all star game, the 20 wins, following joba
That's something Selig and fans of other teams don't get. They all root for the little engine that could and then when they get the match they don't watch. Wasn't the Giants/Rangers WS a low rated WS as well?
I honestly can't say whether this was the most boring World Series ever.
I didn't watch a single inning of it.
I didnt watch 1 inning of this series. No desire to see a Giants-Tigers series but happy with the outcome. Bittersweet that Detroit got swept. Last years WS was epic though.
The Yankees blood was all over in this World Series...
Dave Righetti, the former Yankee closer, Giants pitching coach
Dick Tidrow, the formers Yankee setup man to Sparky Lyle and Goose Gossage, is now Vice President of Player Personnel
Bob Quinn, the former Yankee GM
Roberto Kelly, Bam Bam Hensley Meulens, Joe Lefebvre, former Yankee OFers....now Giant's coaches
Fred Stanley, former Yankee SS, now Giants Director of Player Development
Henry Cotto, former Yankee OF, now a Giants coach
Brian Sabean, former Yankee GM
Lots of former Yankees with the Giants...
Quinn said they do it,the Yankees way....
It was very hard to muster passion for this collection and I can't quite explain why. Part of it stems from my dislike of Cano, Swisher, and Gardner (can't quite explain that last one except that he inspires me with a 'who cares' mentality. He's certainly a good guy and has an upside but I just can't quite seem to muster anything resembling passion for him (and yes....I am aware he was a very very small cog this year but it's just mo).
now its basketball season my sig says it all and my giants are looking good 6-2 g-men run this was a good season but the world series was boring and i love baseball the division round was the best