It took all kinds of maneuvering and roster turnover, but the San Francisco Giants fielded the deepest team in the MLB postseason this year and are now World Series champions.
Tim Lincecum and Aubrey Huff are by now household names. The Series also gave a fresh spotlight to players like Edgar Renteria and Juan Uribe, who had about fallen into the baseball ether, and a new stage to young players like Buster Posey and Brian Wilson. Everyone contributed for the Giants, because everyone had to.
GM Brian Sabean began building toward this goal years ago, and a flurry of moves over the past two seasons put the team in position to finally win its first title since moving to San Francisco in the 1950s. Here are 10 of the most important moves made along the way.