Found November 06, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
A third-place finish in the NL West and a 76-86 record was hardly what Giants general manager Brian Sabean had in mind when he devoted last offseason to keeping his World Series championship team together. But injuries to Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong contributed to the Giants' starting rotation performing far below expectations, negating a more productive offense. The lineup might have been even better had Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval been able to stay healthy. This is close to the same team that won the World Series in 2012 and could recover to challenge the Dodgers for a division title with the right additions.  Needs Sabean's offseason priority has to be starting pitching. That's already been addressed to an extent with the two-year, $35 million contract for Tim Lincecum. But after declining the options on Ryan Vogelsong and Barry Zito, the Giants might need to sign two more starters. One of them will probably be viewed as a No. 3 starter who ca...
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