The day the letter appeared, the Giants were 28-23 and in first place by one-half game in the NL West. Two-and-a-half months later, the Giants are in second place, two games behind Arizona.
What about the issues raised in May? Mostly, they remain unresolved. The difference is, a baseball season in May has barely begun. In mid-August, the stretch drive looms.
And, with the 2011 Giants about as stable as financial markets, those unresolved issues threaten their title-defense hopes.
Can the offense revive itself without Carlos Beltran?
Will Brandon Belt EVER see sustained playing time?
Are the Giants consigned to a journeyman catcher rotation?
Is Jonathan Sanchez the only fifth-starter option?
Time for a few more questions for the skipper. Four, to be exact.