MLB Preview: Can the San Francisco Giants Win the World Series This Year?

Keelan WillisonContributor IFebruary 10, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 28:  Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Colorado Rockies during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on August 28, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Giants have struggled over the past couple of years.  They have mostly struggled offensively rather than in pitching or defense. 

This past season, the Giants ranked near the bottom in almost every offensive category while ranking in the top of almost every pitching category. 

During this off-season, however, the Giants acquired some bats that should help their lineup. 

They have signed utility infielders Mark Derosa and Juan Uribe, along with first baseman Aubrey Huff.  San Francisco also resigned catcher Benjie Molina.

These moves should definitely help the Giants to win their division.

The four teams in their division all seem to be giving their good players away while not acquiring anyone in return.

The Giants are predicted, just like last year, to do very well in the pitching department.

The pitching staff is led by back-to-back Cy Young-winner Tim Lincecum, promising right-handed starter Matt Cain, and closer Brian Wilson. 

The Giants look very strong this year.  Expect them to go deep in the playoffs and maybe even make it to the world series.