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The San Francisco Giants have the best pitching staff in the major leagues.
The Giants lead the majors in team ERA, strikeouts, batting average against and quality starts. They are third in WHIP behind only Philadelphia and Seattle.
San Francisco also leads the league with 36 saves, illustrating the team's propensity to win close games.
While the Phillies, Braves or Mariners could rival the Giants' rotation, none could match their bullpen.
Having 12 quality arms is a rare and deadly threat that can absolutely carry a team.
With incredible pitching behind them, the Giants don't need a lot of hitting. They are a proven team that is once again finding ways to win in 2011.
San Francisco leads the NL West by 4.5 games and currently has the fifth-best record in the majors despite a myriad of injuries and slumps.
They certainly have a good enough team to compete for the pennant without adding an impact player.