I’m gonna make this fast because I think I may buy a new Prius tomorrow and I have homework to do.

But all praise to Brian Sabean for landing Carlos Beltran. The Giants had lost Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez and needed a big hitter to go along with all that excellent pitching. Sabean got the hitter.

In years past, some fans have criticized Sabean for bad deals or for doing nothing — some of the criticisms were certainly justified. This time he did what the GM of the defending champs should do. He upgraded the team before the trade deadline. Good for him. Good for the Giants.

The stretch run should be fascinating.