|Playoffs 2010: not torture (hopefully)|
Today the Giants embark on a journey this franchise hasn't seen in 7 years.
The last time they made it to the playoffs was in 2003 with a lineup that consisted the likes of Barry Bonds, J.T. Snow, Rich Aurilia, Ray Durham, Marquis Grissom, Kirk Rueter and Jason Schmidt.
Seems like that was decades ago when those players wore San Francisco across their chests in the post season. Now we have entered a rebuilding stage of the franchise, growing talent through our drafting and farm system to provide the ball players we need to win.
The Giants are a very inexperienced team, as very few players have won a world series, let alone make the playoffs. Guys like Aubrey Huff, Cody Ross and Freddy Sanchez have been in the league at least a few years, but haven never been close to where they are now.
This team is filled with gritty veterans and inexperienced youngsters, aged wisdom and youthful energy, both sides contributing to the teams recent success.
With a strong pitching rotation and a lights out bullpen, offense should be key to winning games.
After shutting out the padres on the final game of the season, all the momentum seems to be on the giants side. With Posey's recent hot streak, Huffs mighty swings, and Freddy Sanchez's consistent hitting this Giants lineup may be getting hot at the right time.
A team of misfits, personalities, comedians, goof balls, red thongs, kung-fu pandas, freaks, franchises and mental assassins somehow combine to form the National League West Division Champions.
They are your San Francisco Giants, good luck Braves...