So then, the question becomes what is there to do about it? The trading season is a month away-- trading deadline is July 31st-- but that hasn't stopped Giants fans from wistfully looking at other teams to see just who might look good in cream-colored home jerseys.

By all general consensus, reason #1 for the Giants mildness is a lack of offense, specifically a lack of power. They are ranked twelfth in the NL in batting average, tenth in runs, and second to last in home runs. Which means looking for a big bopper.