The first week of spring training is already in the books. Not that it matters, but the SF Giants have posted an abysmal 2-6 record in the Cactus League. However, there have been some bright spots as well.
SF Giants: 3 up and 3 down from the 1st week of spring training
Given that spring training was reduced to three weeks this year, it is going to be a challenge for players, especially pitchers, to be ready by Opening Day. That said, there are a handful of Giants players who already look ready for the regular season.
The Giants announced their first wave of cuts a couple of days ago with four prospects being optioned along with nearly a dozen non-roster invitees being reassigned. They currently have 36 players in camp now who are on the 40-man roster after these roster moves.
Active rosters will expand to 28 players in April to give teams extra depth due to the condensed spring training. There are several Giants players who could benefit from this, but it also means that the Giants will need to option eight more players before camp breaks.
On a general note about the Giants so far, the pitching has looked good whereas the hitting is a little behind. But, that is to be expected.