The Giants earned a 3-1 victory today. Tim Lincecum pitched well, Pablo Sandoval played defense spectacularly, and the Giants’ big stretch-run pickup, Carlos Beltran, hit two home runs. But there are reasons–reasons aside from the fact that the Giants’ non-zero playoffs chances are about as close to zero as can be–that such things aren’t much of a story today.
We (or at least I) don’t have much to say about this right now. The initial reaction is simply shock. Rest assured, though, we’ll have lots to say on this topic later, especially as more details emerge. Why? Because then we can (hopefully) more accurately consider what this change might mean. More specifically, how this will affect payroll and the decisions the franchise makes going forward.
But as someone put it on Twitter, this is potentially troubling.