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Scouting reports: San Francisco Giants

Rotation, bullpen make NL West champions dangerous in the postseason

Originally Published: October 3, 2010
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider
Tiim LincecumAP Photo/Eric RisbergTim Lincecum anchors a staff that could cause even the best offensive teams major issues.
The San Francisco Giants spent most of the season out of first place, took a commanding lead into the final weekend, then needed a tight win on Sunday to get in. But that doesn't tell us much about how well-equipped they are for a postseason run. The pitchers you'll see from San Francisco in the playoffs are top-shelf arms, and the Giants just need to cobble together a little offense to become extremely difficult to beat in a short series.