When the San Francisco Giants officially opened up Spring Training in 2012, the questions swirling around the club did not reach players duking it out for starting spots. They started and ended with one Gerald Dempsey Posey III and the status of his surgically repaired left ankle.
Will Buster Posey be healthy enough to start the season as the Opening Day catcher?
If Posey does start behind the dish on Day 1, will he be the same player who took home the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year Award in a laugher? If not, how much will he resemble that player? And even if Buster's 100 percent, how long will he insist on donning the tools of ignorance behind home plate?
Truth be told, the popular questions haven't evolved much beyond those mentioned because they're sexy and sex sells.
Of course, sex does not win. At least not in Major League Baseball.
So you know manager Bruce Bochy and friends have their focus on the larger picture. One that includes their 24-year-old phenom, but leaves room for minor little issues like who will start at the various positions that are still up for grabs. The core of the team is settled, but there are several important questions marks scattered across the diamond.
Let's take a look at who's doing the battling, where they're scrapping and, most importantly, who will win.