How the San Francisco Giants Are Stacking Up to Preseason Expectations

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How the San Francisco Giants Are Stacking Up to Preseason Expectations
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The World Champion San Francisco Giants are off to a 13-7 start in the 2013 season.

Coming off two World Series wins in three years and bringing back most of their major contributors, the San Francisco Giants have to live up to lofty expectations.

With the return of all five members of the rotation, several key bullpen members and All-Stars Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval, the Giants were expected to make a run at the West. 

So far, San Francisco has gotten off to a decent 13-7 start, good for second in the West behind the Colorado Rockies.

Early season pitching struggles have overshadowed a productive and well-balanced offense, and among standout performances and unexpected slumps, the Giants have shown remarkable potential against a variety of opponents.

Here, I break down the major units of San Francisco’s team so far in this young season and how they have stacked up to the high expectations.

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