Spring training is almost wrapped up. The Giants and their army of fans are eager to see how the squad bounces back after the 2011 turmoil. Coming off that incredible and underrated World Series championship in 2010, the Giants had a large target on their backs and were the team to beat in 2011.
The 2012 stint won't bring as much publicity as the 2011 season did—what with the entire coaching staff and five team members in the All-Star game—but it will be interesting and exciting down to the finish, just like 2011...
2011 NL West Standings:
|San Francisco Giants||.531|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||.509|
|San Diego Padres||.438|
Here are the five key reasons the San Francisco Giants will take the NL West crown.