Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/23/14
The Giants trudged along this year in the NL West, getting continually overshadowed by the Dodgers trading for every name player with a pulse and spending money by the truckload. But when the dust settled, the Giants were the division champions, and after a tough month of October, the World Champions. But San Francisco has some key members of the 2012 championship team ready to hit free agency, and they need to make some moves to keep the 2012 team intact for 2013. Needs For as fantastic as Gregor Blanco was in the second half for the Giants playing every day, the team needs a left fielder with Melky Cabrera's contract expiring and the team seemingly having no desire to bring the once-suspended breakout player back. Similarly, center fielder Angel Pagan is also hitting free agency, and the Giants are looking at a second hole to fill in the outfield. NLCS MVP Marco Scutaro is a free agent at second base, as is the man he replaced at second, Ryan Theriot. Reliever Jeremy Aff...
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