Despite running the table to win the 2010 World Series and tightly contesting the NL West in the midst of crippling injuries during 2011, the Giants still don't receive the respect they deserve.
Yes, the offense has been very poor in the last few years. But the fact that San Francisco still boasts one of the best rotations and bullpens in the league seems to have been forgotten in the rush to crown Arizona the preseason division champion.
Regardless of how you feel about the magnitude of the Giants' moves this off-season, both the pitching and more importantly the lineup have improved significantly.
A telling statement, and one that will become evidently true as you read on for a look at the signs that point to the 2012 dominance of the San Francisco Giants, for the division and beyond.