SF Giants Moves: 4 Implications of Dropping Rowand, Tejada, Adding Burrell, Pill

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SF Giants Moves: 4 Implications of Dropping Rowand, Tejada, Adding Burrell, Pill
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This is absolutely the last time you'll see Rowand's ridiculous stance here

Finally. Our long national—well, regional—nightmare has ended.

Aaron Rowand and Miguel Tejada may still be getting paid, but as the SJ Mercury-News' Andy Baggarly disclosed earlier today, we won't have 'em to kick around any more.

Wow. Two allusions to Richard Nixon and I'm not even past the intro slide. 

It does feel like a gray cloud has lifted over Giant-ville.

Their NL West deficit has swelled to six games (hmm...opportunity to contrast deficit to mounting national debt...no, you're not Scott Ostler. Get to point, now).

But the D-backs arrive Friday. They meet six more times. If the offense can awaken just a little.

Perhaps cutting two offensive zombies and bringing up a slugging rookie will prove to be a turning point.

For now, here are four immediate implications of releasing Rowand and Tejada, activating Pat Burrell and adding Brett Pill.

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