A season of torturous happiness and excitement was capped off when Aubrey Huff Zoolandered his famed rally thong in front of thousands of overjoyed Giants fans on the steps of City Hall.
As the realization set in, and the splurging on championship gear began for fans, the organization was quickly back to work. At hand was a task completely foreign to San Francisco -- how to defend a championship.
The Giants wasted little time, and for the most part stuck to their word that they would aim to retain most of their World Series-winning roster. Aubrey Huff and his famous red thong will be around through the 2012 season, Pat Burrell will remain a Giant for at least one more season at the bargain bin price of $1 million; utility infielder Mike Fontenot is sticking around, as well as promising relief pitcher Dan Runzler.
Causing the biggest splash so far is the departure of Juan Uribe to the despised Los Angeles Dodgers. While his presence in the locker room will be missed, it is he who will miss the Giants, as he follows the money to an organization whose ownership troubles warrants its own season of Real Housewives of Orange County.
Brought in to cover shortstop for the newly-despised Uribe, one-time Oakland Athletic and perennial All-Star Miguel Tejada signed a one-year, $6.5 million contract. Is Tejada enough for another run at the World Series? Many out there say no. He's just too old, he's past his prime and the Giants need to go young.
A murmur has begun to rumble throughout San Francisco since it was released to the media that the Giants and Mets have held some talks regarding the Mets' popular shortstop Jose Reyes, and the Giants are showing some interest.
While sounding reluctant to trade away Reyes, the Mets' top brass has not counted it out entirely, stating that for the right price anything can happen. Right now, that price seems to include three to four players in return for the star shortstop.
All I have to say is DON"T DO IT! Here's why: