2012 is likely to be an expensive year for the Giants when it comes to their vaunted pitching staff. Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum are likely to receive extensions pushing the $15-$20 million per year mark. Last year's darling Ryan Vogelsong pitched under a minor league free agent contract, so you can anticipate a bump for Vogelsong as well. Then there is the $19 million dollar elephant in the room. Thankfully for the Giants, Madison Bumgarner is still making peanuts.
These figures could put the Giants 2012 salary obligation at roughly $56 million for the starting five alone.
But with all that money comes one of, if not the best, starting rotation in baseball. A starting five that is capable of a shutout each trip to the mound (yes, even him). Each member of the starting staff is capable of bringing home another Cy Young (don't laugh he did it once) to the trophy case at 24 Willie Mays Plaza.
So for those of you with a few extra ducats to wager here are some pre-spring training Cy Young odds.