Thank you for this era, the era I've been calling "The Giants: Team of the 2010 Decade". By out playing the Cards, now the Giants can make a stronger case - three World Series in five years - than the Cards - four straight NLCS but only one World Series in five years of the 2010 Decade.
Bumgarner, some here famously did not like his selection and the experts had him going later, but Sabean and Tidrow, interviewed moments later, said that they expected him to make the majors in two years, and darn if he didn't. Even Posey, the most obvious pick, was shunned by many here, who would have rather had Justin Smoak instead. Panik almost every expert (except for John Sickels) thought that the Giants made a mistake on, though would have been OK swapping Crick and Panik's positions (KLaw said that he's at best a utility MI). Belt, only the Giants believed in, but once he started hitting, every expert and fan seemed to think they knew him better than the Giants. After a few years of Belt fighting off the Giants recommendations, he finally adds the final one, the grip, and starts hitting like everyone had been hoping. Crawford, Susac, both fell in the draft, and the Giants plucked them up. So far, so good.