Having a reliable closer is one of the most important elements of a successful team, and Romo fits that mold perfectly. He's converted 52 of his 58 save opportunities in his one-and-a-half-season tenure as the Giants closer thanks to an impressive 2.18 ERA.
The video above credits Romo's impeccable control as a reason for his success, but it's his ability to control his filthy slider in particular that really sets him apart from other pitchers.
The Giants closer was one of the few bright spots in 2013, and they'll ask him to keep doing what he's doing in 2014 as the rest of the team looks to return to World Series form.
Crawford's primary value is in his fielding prowess (3.8 UZR, 13th among shortstops in 2013, per FanGraphs), and he's shown steady improvement in that regard during his career. We're still waiting for that offensive explosion from the Giants shortstop (.653 and .674 OPS in the last two seasons, respectively), and it would be nice for Crawford to get going.
But if Crawford can at least produce respectable offensive numbers while continuing his defensive excellence, he'll be a solid No. 8 hitter. A good offensive season would simply be a nice bonus.
The Giants invested a lot of money in their right fielder during the offseason, and in return they locked up a durable, consistent and well-rounded player. Pence figures to hit behind Brandon Belt and Buster Posey in the lineup, which means he'll have to be one of the main run producers on the team.
Based on his solid 2013 performance (99 RBI, 91 runs, 22 steals in 25 tries, 136 OPS+, 162 games) and his overall-consistent career, Pence is a safe bet to live up to his new contract.