Thankfully the Bonds cloud has lifted the spirits and joviality in the S.F. Giants lockerroom this season as Keith Law notes (Insider access required, sorry), it's going to be a long, ugly season for the black and orange:
Giants' fans are in for a long, ugly season. The team started nearly all of its projected regulars on Sunday against Morales and a JV Colorado squad -- Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Matt Holliday, and Brad Hawpe all stayed home -- and lost 10-2, mustering just five hits and playing some uninspired baseball. The buyer's remorse may already be setting in with Aaron Rowand, who looks out of shape and didn't run out a two-out groundball in the first with a man on third. Ray Durham is a statue at second base. Other than Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum, there aren't many reasons to go see the Giants this year; check back in 2010 when the fruits of the '07 draft start to trickle in.