Spring training is always so illusory. It feels like baseball, smells like baseball, and sometimes even looks like baseball. However, it just makes March move that much more slowly.
It doesn't matter how good certain players are looking this spring. They aren't making the roster. And it doesn't matter how Aubrey Huff and Pablo Sandoval are performing. We'll reserve judgment until April.
Spring training is a necessary exercise for players, but unless you are there, it's merely background noise to March Madness for baseball fans. What kind of team will show up April 6th? Here are five things the San Francisco Giants hope to carry back to San Francisco with them.