The San Francisco Giants have bolstered their roster and have a lot of flexible parts. Manager Bruce Bochy will need to juggle his lineup and will play the hot hand. He is very adept at utilizing his roster and getting the most out of his players, for the most part.
There are those who complain that Bochy does not play his younger players, such as Brandon Belt, with enough consistency, but you cannot argue with his methods. He led San Francisco to its first World Series title in history in 2010.
There are several players on the current roster who need to step up and start playing better. Some of the early-season disappointments include Tim Lincecum, Brandon Belt, Ryan Theriot and Aubrey Huff, all of whom have gotten off to very slow starts.
On the flip side, several Giants have started the 2012 campaign off well and the Giants need for them to continue their solid play. Let's take a closer look at who the Giants need to stay hot.