By and large, the San Francisco Giants started 2012 with few changes from the season before.
Sure, there were new players and healed players and the team made a few trades.
Still, a team that won the 2010 World Series with brilliant pitching and solid defense opened their newest season with the same strengths and weaknesses of the clubs that immediately preceded them.
To some, this was reason for disappointment. Others took solace in the roster Bruce Bochy finally revealed ahead of Opening Day.
Sometimes it's the small changes that make the biggest differences. Case in point: the additions of Pat Burrell and Cody Ross to the 2010 squad. No one thought at the time that either was an answer to the Giants' most glaring needs, but both were instrumental in leading the club to October glory.
And while Burrell and Ross came along with the season underway, there is no reason to discount what small changes may have big impacts on the Giants in the season ahead.
Here are 10 of the biggest changes the Giants have made going into 2012.