The San Francisco Giants are the team to beat this year in the National League West.
With the return of key players from injury, new additions to the offense and one of the best pitching staffs in all of Major League Baseball, the G-men will be hard to beat.
Based solely on their talent on the mound, they will be in the hunt for the division crown. From top to bottom, there is no other team that can hang with the San Francisco arms.
In fact, entering 2012, two NL West teams have fallen further behind the Giants in pitching depth than before.
Then, when one accounts for the offensive upgrades on the orange and black, it is hard not to envision them at the top of the division.
No NL West opponent is poised to win like the G-men, and here are 10 reasons why.