Giants' top 'additions' likely to come from DL – MLB.com

Even as they were headed for their worst season in more than three decades, the Giants mostly stood pat last summer, opting not to become sellers and begin a massive rebuilding project.

Instead, San Francisco went all-in this past offseason, adding Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria to a core that had tasted great success in recent years, winning three World Series titles this decade.

Even as they were headed for their worst season in more than three decades, the Giants mostly stood pat last summer, opting not to become sellers and begin a massive rebuilding project.

Instead, San Francisco went all-in this past offseason, adding Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria to a core that had tasted great success in recent years, winning three World Series titles this decade.

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“From a players standpoint, we didn’t raise the red flag and tear [the team] apart,” Brian Sabean, the executive VP of baseball operations, said this past March. “There were bad performances, and we had a bad year in total, but when you look across the room and you know what’s on the back of people’s baseball cards, it gives you a sense of confidence.”

The gamble paid off. The Giants entered Tuesday at 45-41, only 2 1/2 games behind the first-place D-backs in the National League West and two games out of an NL Wild Card spot. San Francisco ranks ninth in the NL in both runs scored and ERA, and although its roster could use a tune-up here and there like virtually every other contender, it appears any changes will be coming from the disabled list rather than outside acquisitions.

“Staying out of the [Competitive Balance Tax] is a must,” said a source familiar with the Giants’ thinking. “They’ll have a

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