The San Francisco Giants head into spring training with a number of unresolved questions. Here are the five most important ones to answer.
Spring training is upon us, and the San Francisco Giants have quite a few things to sort out before their season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With that in mind, we set out to identify the five biggest questions the team needs to answer before they start playing games that count.
There is certainly a long list to choose from with numerous holes on the roster. In many cases, the team does not have a clear solution, but they will have to trot someone out there on Opening Day.
These questions span the entire roster, from the lineup, to the bullpen, to the rotation, to who is playing what position at the start of the year.
The Giants themselves probably do not know the answer to most of these questions, and they are hoping that spring training can provide some clarity so the team heads into the year with a clearer picture of the roles of their players.
There will be numerous roster battles for starting gigs, bench spots, backup roles, bullpen roles, and spots in the rotation. It will certainly make for a more interesting spring training, but ideally, you would like to have a few more things set in stone before exhibition games begin.
Alas, these questions will linger throughout spring training and probably throughout the regular season as well. So let’s take a look at the five most pressing questions the Giants will need to answer by the end of spring training.