It was like a nightmear that none of the Giants bullpen could wake themselves from. Everyday dependable reliever gave up important and game deciding runs that destroyed and NLCS hopes for the Giants. Like I have always said: “If they can’t keep a lead from the 7th on --- then they don’t derive to move on”. Rodriguez, Brower, Worrel and Nathan let down the Giants, but hope is on the way for 2004. Robb Nen will be coming back to be the Giants closer, which brings up the option of letting Worrel walk. The Giants face many free agent problems. Their free agents are:
3. Eric Young
6. Jose Cruz
1. Dustin Hermonson
2. Ponson (I think)
Possible replacements are; Jose Gillen, Mike Cameron, Stewart, Palmerio, Damien Miller, and Jose Hernandez.
The Giants starters were a huge help in the season; Rookie Williams should have a great year next year, maybe a 15 game winner. Schmidt should be in the top 3 for the 2003 Cy young, and Ponson was very disappointing but he did what moss couldn’t (throw a strike).
Bonds will go for 660 starting next year and will aim for 700, but it is more likely that he will hit around 30 hr and not the 42 that he needs.
Good luck in 2004