San Francisco Giants' Winners and Losers Halfway Through Spring Training

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San Francisco Giants' Winners and Losers Halfway Through Spring Training
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Madison Bumgarner had an excellent start against the Rangers.

The San Francisco Giants' 2013 training camp has been pretty quiet, with very little drama, just the way Bruce Bochy likes it. The Giants have methodically gone through their work in order to prepare for the regular season.

Fresh off their second world championship in the past three seasons, the Giants were able to retain all of their core players from the 2012 team. In reality, only three or four roster spots were available on the big league roster.

In the spring, jobs can be won and younger players can open the eyes of the manager and GM, for a potential promotion down the road. In this way, winners can be selected out of each spring.

Barring a major injury, it's hard to find losers because spring training games don't even count. However, some players with chances to make the opening day roster have not impressed enough to warrant that opportunity.

Everything seems to be progressing on track for the Giants and with only three weeks before opening day, players are now fine tuning themselves for the start of a long and grueling campaign.

The Giants are well positioned to defend their World Series title. The key is good health, which will go a long way towards ensuring the Giants are in the hunt come playoff time.

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