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The Giants followed their World Series winning season by failing to make the playoffs last year, finishing 86-76. A major injury to Buster Posey certainly didn't help, as an already anemic offense got even worse. In fact, they scored by far the fewest runs in the National League. San Francisco's .303 team on-base percentage was also last in the Senior Circuit. The team's pitching remained strong, as their 3.20 ERA was the second-best in all of baseball. The Diamondbacks and Rockies are young and getting better, but the NL West is a winnable division, especially with such a strong pitching staff. If the Giants want to be true contenders, however, their offense will need to significantly improve. Offseason Moves Traded outfielder Andres Torres and pitcher Ramon Ramirez to the Mets for outfielder Angel Pagan. After a career-year in 2010 (.268/.343/.479), Torres' performance dropped in a big way last season (.221/.312/.330). He's very good defensively, but Torres is injury-prone an...
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