Spring training is a time of optimism and excitement as hope springs eternal. The San Francisco Giants are off to a good start in Scottsdale, Ariz., and their starting rotation has been outstanding.
Including split squad games, the Giants have a record of 9-5. More important than the record is the fact that the players are getting their work in and are on track to start the season in just over a couple weeks.
The Giants' roster is pretty well set, except for a couple of reserve jobs and bullpen roles. Outside of Marco Scutaro, who is nursing a sore back, all of the Giants' key players are in good shape, are healthy and appear poised to have good seasons.
Every spring there are surprises, both good and bad. Let's take a look at those players whose stocks are rising and whose are falling.