You say the 2011 offseason wasn't productive enough for the San Francisco Giants? I disagree.
Sure, the acquisitions of Angel Pagan, Melky Cabrera and Ryan Theriot aren't exactly boosting jersey sales over at the Dugout Store. But it's all a matter of perspective.
When the offseason gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
The 2011 Giants busted out of the gate fresh off a World Series run where every single thing that could go right went right. By May, they had blown a tire in Buster Posey's collision with Scott Cousins.
Several injuries and a few months of underachieving later, the Giants were completely broke down. They tried to jump start with some Carlos Beltran, but ended up just rolling into the ditch.
The bright side of the meltdown? There are some players that will be in the Opening Day lineup who were not part of the second-half meltdown last year.
Who needs free agency or trades? Look no further than the Giants' own roster.
Here are five guys you might not recognize if you just started following the Giants seven months ago.