OK, so the Giants did not add any pop to a lineup that was seriously devoid of pop in 2011. Barry Bonds' Splash Hit lead of 32 home runs over the second-place contender is presumably one more year.
Nevertheless, opportunities to grab a power hitter or two start as soon as Opening Day. Every season, teams realize quickly that they have no chance. There's no coincidence that four of these names come from the AL East. They usually realize it first.
AT&T Park has never been friendly to power hitters. Either that or the Giants' front office has never been open to acquiring them. In either case, here are 10 guys who could potentially become available at some point during the season. Assuming there's no PED outbreak in the locker room this year, the Giants should be in the market.
I don't portend to even consider how these trades might take place or who the Giants might give up in return. I'm not paid to do that. As a fan, I make demands on who I want and expect someone else to take care of the details.