Under new ownership and riding the momentum of a hot start to the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers were extremely active at the trade deadline. After acquiring All-Stars Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins and Shane Victorino from the Philadelphia Phillies, the Dodgers made their intent to win now very clear.
The San Francisco Giants, who hold a measly half-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West, could have reason to be concerned with the moves the Dodgers made.
Concern is natural, especially when the second-place team adds two All-Stars within a week. Yes, the Dodgers greatly improved their roster at the deadline. That said, the Giants had a better roster top to bottom before the deadline and made improvements themselves that should not be overlooked.
The following are three reasons why Giants fans should still feel confident as the race for the NL West crown shapes up to be a tight one.