With 2008's dismal season behind them, the San Francisco Giants are looking to bounce back in 2009.
Boasting one of MLB's best starting rotations and an unproven defense, the Giants will look to make a run for the National League West title.
Manny Ramirez and Dodgers loom as the obvious choice for the division leaders.
The Padres, Diamondbacks, and Rockies all have more recent post season appearances than the Giants.
Still, if the Giants can play to their strengths and limit their weaknesses, they might have a fighting chance. The NL West has been an "anything goes" division for a long time.
I have broken down what I believe to be the "10 Keys for Success" in fighting for the division.