Giants hope new lineup is improved
The San Francisco Giants spent much of last season wasting some of the finest pitching in the National League.
Upgrading the offense was a top priority in the offseason, and as spring training begins manager Bruce Bochy likes his new lineup.
Center fielder Aaron Rowand is the top candidate to hit first, Bengie Molina is back after being courted by the New York Mets, and free agent signees Mark DeRosa and Aubrey Huff were added to boost an offense that was 13th in the NL in runs, 15th in home runs and last in OPS in 2009.
Despite their inept hitting, the Giants won 88 games behind repeat NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum and fellow hard-throwing starter Matt Cain.