Giants get older, not better 

December, 4, 2006
The 2,000-year-old man just e-mailed me to tell me the Giants have no shot in 2007 "because they're too old."

He's probably right.

The Giants just got older as well as worse defensively this weekend, retaining nominal second baseman Ray Durham while bringing in infielder Rich Aurilia and outfielder Dave Roberts. Roberts, the youngest of the three at age 35 (his 2007 seasonal age), is slated to play center field, a position at which he has never appeared in more than 115 games in one season, and a position that he doesn't play particularly well, somewhat making up for poor instincts with good speed. But since this contract takes him through his age 37 season, there's a good chance we'll see his defense in center decline as his speed does.