- Ben Jedlovec, ESPN Insider
Considering all that's gone wrong with the San Francisco Giants (especially of late), it's a small miracle the team is still in contention. Heading into 2010, the Giants' outfield was supposed to feature Mark DeRosa, Aaron Rowand and Nate Schierholtz. The trio was projected to provide only adequate offense but above-average defense -- DeRosa and Rowand would each save about three runs over the course of a season and Schierholtz about seven runs -- in support of the Giants' extreme fly-ball prone pitching staff.
Unfortunately, the trio started only three games together.
The Giants had a plan in the outfield this year -- Mark DeRosa, Aaron Rowand and Nate Schierholtz -- that didn't pan out, so now we're seeing Pat Burrell and Jose Guillen out there. The bats are good, but the defensive liabilities could doom this squad.