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.
2hRyan P. Morrison, Special to ESPN.com
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