The Giants need to start thinking about the post-Bond days. The reason they have been able to build solid teams during 1997-2003 is becasue of the greatness of Barry. However, he will turn 40 in July. I would not be surprised if Barry had a significant drop-off this season. Here's an FYI. The record for most HRs by a player 40+ is 29 HRs
held by Ted Williams. Think about that for a minute. The greatest sluggers in baseball history, Ruth, Mays, Aaron, Mantle, Foxx, Schmidt, Jackson, Robinson, McCovey, wtc., we unable to even hit 30 HRs at age 40 or over. To expect Barry to 45-50 HRs this years is just plain silly.
The Giants MUST get younger. Their farm system is a mess. When was the last time they produced even an above average major league position player? They keep signing guys like Hammonds, Tucker, Perex, Cruz Jr, Grissom, etc. These guys are not the answer. They need to give Corriea a shot to get experience. He could be something special. He was drafted in 2002
and was the first player from that draft to reach the majors. That speaks volumes. And he earned his promotion.
OK, enough of my rant!