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San Francisco's focus should be on acquiring hitters, pure and simple.
With a batting order who's power generation is represented by a guy with 15 home runs, Giants' eyes should be on any of the several experienced bats dangling on the waiver wire.
Jim Thome, after recently hitting his 600th home run, seems like a good bet.
Or, I should say seemed like a good bet, as it looks as though San Francisco has missed out on this opportunity. Reports state that Thome has been claimed by the Cleveland Indians.
This shouldn't discourage the Giants though, as Thome's hard hitting teammate Jason Kubel, and Cubs slugger Carlos Pena are also available.
Scratch that, they have also been claimed.
The point is, while San Francisco meddled in the Padres' bullpen, hitters who would have potentially removed the laughing stock label from the Giants' lineup were snatched up by other teams who know their priorities.