The 2010 San Francisco Giants earned their way into the World Series. Although they needed to chase down the San Diego Padres at the end of the season and erase what was a six game lead at the end of August, they did just that.
They would take down the Atlanta Braves followed by the Philadelphia Phillies, two teams that are as good as any team not only in the National League but in baseball.
The Giants used their solid pitching and timely hitting to win the NLCS and get in to the World Series. They weren't the favorites coming in, but they proved to be the better team from start to finish as they dominated the Texas Rangers in five games, celebrating on Texas' home field on Monday night.
Now that the team is headed back to the bay area to celebrate with their fans, their front office will go right back to work to rebuild this team to try and go after another championship.
What will it take for this team to repeat? What players are coming back and who could be in different uniforms in 2011?
Here are a breakdown of players that will be returning as well as players that could either be re-signed or they've spent their final day in a Giants' uniform.