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San Francisco Giants: Stock Up and Stock Down After First Full Week of Spring Training

Oct 1, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco Giants have just finished their first full week of spring training. Who is trending upwards, and who is trending downward?

This spring, the San Francisco Giants entered with a lot more faces than they have in years past. With a even combination of veterans and young players battling for a few spots on the 2016 opening day roster.

It’s a unique situation the Giants have compared to years past. They normally don’t enter with this much competition, but things have changed. There is an urgency in this year’s camp to build on the disappointment of being knocked out of the postseason in 2016.

They clearly are behind the Cubs as far as depth goes, and are in danger of falling far behind the Dodgers. It is imperative that the Giants have solid depth behind them. You know what creates good depth? Good competition for those fringe spots.

The Giants could’ve very well gone in and been comfortable with their crop of bench players. Instead, they brought in a bunch of veterans who have had good careers. That helps push those players to up their game to stay ahead.

So for now, with all those competitions, we’re gonna give you our stock up, and stock down after the first full week of spring training. As well as that, we’re gonna give you how we think the roster might look after what we’ve seen so far.

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