First off, all credit to the A’s for doing so well. I never saw this coming and apologize to the world at large for belittling them early in the season. I promise to wear a hair shirt through the World Series.

Having said that, I must admit I have been assigned the Giants in the postseason. Bob Padecky will cover the A’s. Got that?

Which brings me to Giants pitching. Here’s how I rate their starters at this moment: Cain, Bumgarner, Zito, Lincecum, Vogelsong.

I could be way off base. How do you rate them? Which guy do you put in the bullpen?