There's only one team in baseball that isn't starting spring training out with a goal to do better this time around, and that's the San Francisco Giants.
After all, it doesn't get any better than a World Series victory, does it?
The Giants may disagree. One championship is good. Two out of three is very good. But two in a row and three out of four? That's even better.
But it's also really hard to pull off.
Thanks to what happened in 2011, the Giants know as well as anyone that it's not easy to repeat as World Series champions. It hasn't been done by anyone since the New York Yankees won three in a row from 1998 to 2000, and the streak is only going to be broken this year if things go right for the Giants.
That involves abiding by the following 10-step plan.
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