There is an old adage that says, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Buster Posey and a good starting rotation have led the San Francisco Giants to two World Series Championships in three years. Basically, everything is working just fine, so why would they make sweeping changes?
Answer: they wouldn’t. Should they have, though?
It depends on who you ask. Some say that if you aren’t rolling over in some spots, you are going backwards overall. There certainly have been teams that won with a few guys and then stopped winning while keeping the same guys. The idea that this would happen to the Giants now isn’t really something that seems likely. An injury here or there could certainly change things, but that goes for everyone.
One factor that might affect this is what other teams have done. I don’t think any of the Giants immediate competition has done anything that puts the Giants in a tough spot for remaining the same team. The one thing it probably will do is make certain that they aren’t the favorites to win it all in 2013, but who cares – that will probably work more in their advantage than signing Josh Hamilton would have.
Kudos to the Giants front office for not making changes for the sake of making changes.