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The Giants Need Help

So this season is quickly starting to resemble 2011.  And that is not a good thing.  The only silver lining is Buster Posey is healthy and hitting.  Otherwise, this looks a whole lot like 2011 except our pitching sucks.  With Posey out in 2011, the Giants pitching was phenomenal to keep the Giants afloat even though the line-up couldn't crack a pinata.  Then Sabean dealt Zack Wheeler for Carlos Beltran and we all know how that turned out. Are we going to have a redux in 2013?  The Giants have seen many important contributors hit the DL throughout the season.  Vogelsong, Casilla, and Pagan are missing major time.  And we've had Pablo's annual DL stint and subsequent grumblings about his fitness.  Scutaro is playing with bendy fingers as is Brandon Crawford.  Andres Torres is starting pretty much every game, which in 2010 was a great thing.  In 2013, it's not so good. So what does Sabean do?  This team has fallen under .500 (unbelievable) and looks like it's about

Top 10 Prospect Round Up (June)

I am going to start a new addition to SF Giants Guy wherein I will quickly post the numbers of our top 10 prospects at the beginning of every month. It is based on the Top 20 Prospects found on the San Francisco Giants website (link here ). Here is the June roundup: Kyle Crick (0-1, 0.93 ERA, 1.97 WHIP in Single A) Notes: Crick was just recently activated from the DL.  He has only thrown 9.2 innings thus far in 2013.  Gary Brown (.213 AVG, .278 OBP, .608 OPS in AAA) Notes: No way around it, Brown has been a disappointment this year. Some Giants fans were hoping that Brown would be a midseason call up this year. Not going to be the case with these numbers.  Chris Stratton (6-3, 3.77 ERA, 1.22 WHIP in Single A) Notes: Nothing flashy here about Stratton. He's doing well but not really opening eyes. At least not based on the stat lines.  Joe Panik (.290 AVG, .378 OBP, .765 OPS in AA) Notes: Panik was an underrated pick when the Giants drafted him. He'