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This is not panic time at AT&T Park, nor should it be.

This is not the moment for the Giants to meet any ransom for Jose Reyes or otherwise double- and triple-down on the 2011 campaign.

The Giants won the 2010 World Series by being talented, patient, opportunistic, dramatic and, yes, quite a bit fortunate.

So far this season, the Giants have been mostly unlucky and mainly dull.

But it is not in their front-office character -- or their best interest -- to let early anxiety overrun who they are and how they have to do this.

Short-term rental players are destabilizing. Huge free agents are not realistic. Shredding the farm system is foolish.

You don't panic in early May, even if Mike Fontenot's your third-place hitter.

Owner Bill Neukom won't give up any of the franchise's top young players -- Madison Bumgarner, Brandon Belt or Zach Wheeler -- for any quick fix, period.

If you give up those (inexpensive) players now, who will fill those spots when the Giants need them in 2012 and beyond? That's how Neukom views this, and that's the only way.

  • Manager Bruce Bochy is never an alarmist and, naturally, is leading the calls for calm.

    He logically ticks off the players due back from injury soon -- Andres Torres and Mark DeRosa -- and notes the immense road-heavy early schedule.

    The Giants haven't looked good, of course. They have an issue with Miguel Tejada at third and desperately need Torres in the lineup ASAP.


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    But they haven't fallen apart, either. If the Rockies don't run away and hide -- and I'm betting they don't -- the Giants should get to July with every shot to see if they can duplicate last year's stretch run.

    "Overall I think we'll take where we're at," Bochy said before Friday's game against Colorado.

    "Are we content with it? No, but we knew this was a tough part, and we know that we're missing a couple pieces of the puzzle here right now because of injuries.

    "We've got these guys that did it last year. They've shown that they're resilient. We believe that they'll do it this year."

  • Bochy said the Giants need to start hitting, but also pointed to the general decline in hitting throughout baseball.

    He's right, to a point. Runs are slightly down across the board, but the Giants' plummet is far more precipitous -- from 4.3 runs per game in 2010 to 3.55 so far this year.

    I think Torres' return will speed things up. I think Tejada will wake up "... or he'll be out of the lineup by June 1. I think Belt will be back in the lineup at some point in the summertime.

    Then we'll see if the Giants have what it takes, and only then.

  • All is relatively quiet on the Warriors' coaching front -- no indication of any imminent interviews and certainly nothing close to a final candidate list.

    NBA sources indicate the Warriors are drawing up a large candidate pool and are telling people they are putting a priority on a "veteran."

    That might put a focus on Boston assistant Lawrence Frank and Dallas assistant Dwane Casey, who have both had head-coaching experience.

    That also might explain the mini-delay: Both Frank and Casey are busy in the playoffs right now. (And so is Lakers assistant Brian Shaw.)

  • Best comparison yet for 49ers' draftee Colin Kaepernick: How about Randall Cunningham, a running quarterback out of a Nevada school 26 years ago?

    If Kaepernick follows the Cunningham path, he'll have a very nice and incredibly entertaining career.

    Cunningham didn't play much as a rookie, worked his way in during his second season, and was dynamite in third and fourth seasons.

    One note: Cunningham was never very efficient until late in his career, when he was in Minnesota.

  • Keep a close eye on former Facebook executive Gideon Yu, recently hired by Jed York as the 49ers "chief strategy officer," a title vague enough to mean anything.

    Guys like Yu usually buy franchises, they don't get hired as bureaucrats for them.

    I think Yu is the York family's last chance at putting together a realistic stadium plan.

    And if he can't, he'll be the one Jed York trusts to say so, and to figure out what happens and who owns the 49ers next.

    Read Tim Kawakami's Talking Points blog at blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami. Contact him at tkawakami@mercurynews.com or 408-920-5442.