Just a few hours remain before San Francisco Giants pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Giants enter 2010 with raised expectations after a 16-game improvement on their record. That was good enough to get GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy sparkly two-year extensions.
Sabean stayed away from the big-name free-agent hitters and instead decided to go with short-term solutions—something he has done time and time again in the past. Whether they will work or not still remains to be seen, but any improvements will make the Giants a better team in 2010.
Like the past three years, it comes down to how the team hits. Runs have definitely been a premium in San Francisco. And now with one of the best rotations in the business, it's even more important they give at least an average amount of support for the likes of Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain.
In no particular order, these are 10 storylines heading into the 2010 San Francisco Giants season.