By Matt Snyder
The San Francisco Giants won the World Series last year for the first time in history (previous Giants titles were as the New York Giants). In 2011, many believed they'd at least win the NL West. Instead, they've suffered through some dreadful offense and several bad spells. The result is being only seven games over .500 and trailing the Diamondbacks by three games for first place.
It's certainly not a horrible situation, but winning it all seems to alter expectations a bit. Witness Giants TV color commentator Mike Krukow on a morning radio show in the Bay Area Friday. He went off on the team:
(All of the following quotes are from Brian Murphy -- the radio show host -- tweets. Some words have been written out from tweet short-hand)
"No offense, wasted opportunities, major frustration. Comes a point mix-ups don't work. Time for a shakeup."
"The need something to get their attention. They've made 24 more errors than last year. Tells you concentration is not there."
"How many Giants at-bats do you look forward to? Can't keep running (the) same guys out there. Dire times. Rattle their cage."
On Aubrey Huff: "He swung at a backfoot slider and missed by 10 inches. His at-bats had no life. (I am) not opposed to sitting him three, four days."
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