In 2010, the Giants ignored all the pundits screaming for a big bat and made no blockbuster deals at the trade deadline.
Instead, they accumulated depth in the form of Pat Burrell, Jose Guillen and Cody Ross over the course of the year.
Not all of them ended up being good decisions. Jose Guillen, the costliest to acquire, ended up tanking spectacularly, but his failure has been masked by the successes of Ross and Burrell.
The message is clear: Gathering depth can be just as effective at shoring up weaknesses as investing in a big star. And it's a lot cheaper.
Here are five players the Giants should consider adding to their roster to improve their chances of repeating.