How much of their pitching being bad was having a below par outfield in that huge yard? I'd say a lot, Pagan locking down CF and allowing the other players to shift into more natural positions and to be protected on offense by platooning can cover up a lot of holes.
I'm no Giants fan, just watching how different they seem to play with him in and out. In that line up, there are a few people that make them go. Posey and Pablo have been on the list a while, Scutaro sort of picked up the torch when healthy.
I never thought Pagan was one of those guys and was shocked at the contract he got, but I'm going to have to say I was wrong. He's much more valuable than I originally gave him credit.