Giants Fans on Padres
I just noticed this Padre preview by Grant at McCovey Chronicles. Funny enough, if somebody else had made the points he makes, I'd agree completely. The Padres do seem like they're just sort of jogging in place in terms of their roster moves. I'm not convinced Dave Roberts will ever get a respectable enough OBP to be an effective leadoff guy. I'd much rather have Perez and Bay right now instead of Giles. And Woody Williams does seem like a step sideways from having Boomer around.
However, coming from a Giants fan, all that comes to mind is that Dave Roberts is going to shock everybody with a .450 OBP. Giles will win a gold glove while knocking in 40 dingers. And Woody will LOVE Petco Park to the tune of 20 Ws.