The Giants staged their annual end-of-season postmortem for the media Thursday. In about 40 minutes, G.M. Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy revealed...well, not much, really.
The 2012 payroll will slightly exceed this year's, rising to about $124 million (pretty much what had been anticipated).
Top priorities are negotiating extensions with Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum before either is eligible for free agency (allowing either to escape might force Sabean into witness protection).
There are no viable options to play center field or bat leadoff. And they're unsure about shortstop. (uh...duh)
Oh, and there was this shocker: Aubrey Huff was out of shape this year!! (lucky I was sitting down, or I might have fainted)
The San Jose Mercury-News' Andy Baggarly blogged a succinct summary of the press conference; you can peruse it for details.
I took five insights from what was said, as well as what wasn't. Here they are.