Maybe I'm the town drunk. I went to about 70 Giants games last year. I didn't see it that way at all. To think Edgardo has range, you must be sitting in section 303 in the upper reserve last row.
AJ Pierzynki clutch hitting? You must have been routing for the other team. AJ probably had as many double play outs as he did any other category. Most of those after Bonds was on base. He couldn't get out any baserunners and the pitchers are very glad he's gone. Check again the circumstances in which he developoed that average. No baserunners, no game on the line. He was the biggest loser on the Giants. More so than Herges. He may have had good numbers two years ago and good numbers this year, but last year, he stunk it up when it counted.
Yes, Alfonzo still has range. I’m not big on some of the saber stats, but his ZR was 7th highest out of all MLB third basemen last season.
Perhaps you should look up what RISP means. It’s runners in scoring position. AJ was in the top 20 in the National League in terms of batting average when runners were in scoring position for the Giants. So yes, he had clutch hits for the Giants last season.
Also, the majority of the starters said last year that he called a great game. Go take a look at the bad games Schmidt had last season, and look who was catching him. Then take a look at his good games, and look at who was catching them. Do the same for Lowry. These guys both said that AJ calls a great game.
Yes, Matheny is better defensively than AJ. But to say that all the pitchers are glad he’s gone is again premature.