Interesting to note that all but two players from the 2010 Championship team (Juan Uribe and Edgar Renteria) are back on board. The difference-makers on Opening Day 2011 compared to 2010 are beyond huge:
> Buster Posey poised for a full season behind the plate (instead of Bengie Molina);
> Cody Ross full time in right field (and even though right field was an offensive black hole last year, I hope Nate Schierholtz and his magic glove make the team);
> Madison Bumgarner claiming the #5 starter slot (will you miss Todd Wellemeyer's 3-5/5.88/1.56 WHIP?);
> Andres Torres starting from bump in center field. (Hard to imagine the Giants won't make a huge effort to trade Aaron Rowand, put some steak sauce on his contract, hold their noses and eat it.);
> Miguel Tejada may bring a very familiar lack of range to the Giants' infield, but he's a rare sight for Giants fans: a shortstop with a live bat. Remember-- the plan for Juan Uribe the past two years was to be an infield super-sub behind Freddie Sanchez, Edgar Renteria, and Pablo Sandoval. That Uribe stepped up and produced so many clutch hits was a sweet bonus. Buena suerte, amigo!