The offseason ahead of spring training each year is a crystal ball of hopes, educated guesses and serious concerns. It's only when the team takes the field, starts going through the finite motions of actually playing the game, that coaches and the interested public can finally begin to unravel what their team will look like when the season starts.
The San Francisco Giants entered camp at Scottsdale with a full slate of questions in need of answering, including the health of Buster Posey, the value of new outfielders Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan and the vitality of 2011 treasure Ryan Vogelsong.
Of course, the nature of spring training is that some of the most important decisions facing a skipper are things he wasn't even anticipating three weeks prior. The 2012 season is no exception, and Bruce Bochy will be tasked with making some crucial choices to define the San Francisco Giants' Opening Day roster.
Here are 10 unexpected developments that have made his job tougher.