The honeymoon is over between San Francisco and the Giants

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News flash: A team that won a world championship realized a large uptick in fan interest and feel-good euphoria;

News flash: That fan interest gradually became smugness and entitlement;

News flash: That team, which was rather flawed to begin with but caught lighting in a bottle for a couple of months, is not doing as well the next season, in large part because of injuries and age;

News flash: All of these things have led to a general gloomy vibe among those new/euphoric/smug fans.

This time the story is about the Giants. But it can pretty much describe every team in the history of forever.

(thanks to Yankeesfanlen for the link)

Report: Diamondbacks sign Jarrod Dyson to two-year, $7.5 million contract

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ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Jarrod Dyson to a two-year contract. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the deal is worth $7.5 million.

Dyson, 33, spent last season with the Mariners. He hit an underwhelming .251/.324/.350, but stole 28 bases while playing superb defense in center field.

Dyson doesn’t quite make up for the Diamondbacks losing J.D. Martinez, who just signed with the Red Sox, but he will bring some speed and defense to the outfield along with A.J. Pollock. It’s not quite clear how the D-Backs plan to utilize Dyson. That should be made clear after the deal is announced.