The San Francisco Giants have one of the deepest rosters in baseball, but they’re only one of several teams that are getting a little help from their veterans.
And while the team is getting the most from their best players, that can be an asset to their roster as well.
Here are five things to watch this week.
The starting pitchers The Giants have already made a significant roster move this off-season, adding the team’s most important pitcher in Mark Melancon to a bullpen that already has a solid bullpen.
Melanclon is one of a handful of pitchers in the game, with several other veterans in the rotation.
But the biggest change will be in the bullpen.
The Giants will be without two of their top relievers, and that could prove to be a big issue going forward.
With two of the three starters on the 40-man roster, the Giants will have a few extra options to make up for lost time.
Who’s going to be the closer?
The Giants don’t need any help in the closer’s role, but a couple of relievers who have had a good season could help.
First, the team has added David Phelps and Chad Pinder, who both pitched extremely well in 2015, allowing just three runs on 12 hits and one walk in 21 innings.
Phelps was an effective reliever in 2015 and was also a key part of the bullpen in 2015.
He was the closer in that year’s postseason and could make a strong case for the closer role in 2016.
Then, there’s Pinder.
He’ll also be a part of a bullpen, but he has some familiarity with the Giants bullpen, having pitched for them in 2014 and 2015.
Pinder will be an interesting option for the Giants as the team looks to make a deep playoff run.
Who will be the starting pitchers?
It’s not a given that the Giants are going to need to use any of their starters this year.
After the bullpen, it could be the best spot for them to use a starting pitcher.
The best starting pitchers have come from the division rival Dodgers.
The Dodgers have been one of baseball’s better teams this year, so if the Giants could use one of their starting pitchers to keep them from losing a game, they would have an advantage.
However, the Dodgers are a tough team to predict.
Their lineup is loaded with great talent, but their pitching has been inconsistent.
The biggest question mark will be their bullpen, which is currently loaded with young, young arms.
The most likely candidate to start in this game is Trevor Bauer, a 28-year-old rookie who made his big league debut last year.
The 25-year old has been solid in his first few outings, allowing two runs on five hits in four innings.
However in two starts against the Giants, Bauer allowed four runs on nine hits in five innings.
Bauer’s stuff could work in relief, but the Giants probably need him to be more consistent.
What will the pitching look like?
The big question mark on this game will be who the Giants’ starting pitching is going to look like.
There is no doubt that there will be a lot of talent in the Dodgers’ starting rotation.
That doesn’t mean that the Dodgers won’t use their starters, but it could open up the Giants to a lot more questions about their rotation.
After all, they have a veteran who has started at least seven games in each of the last three seasons.
With so much talent, the odds are that the starting pitcher will be one of those veterans.
In the Dodgers rotation, Clayton Kershaw is the ace.
But if the Dodgers can’t use Kershaw, they might want to use Zack Greinke or Jake Peavy.
There are plenty of other options.
The pitching staff has had success with their young starters, and it’s not just Kershaw who has shown some signs of success.
Zack Greinning is the starting lefty for the Dodgers.
He has a 3.67 ERA with 7.2 K/9, 3.7 BB/9 and a 51.4 percent ground ball rate.
He’s not the best pitcher in the majors, but Greinning has had a very solid 2017 season, allowing fewer than four runs in nine starts.
Greinkes ERA of 2.93 is the lowest of any starting pitcher with at least 20 starts.
The other option could be a veteran with a 3-4 record.
This could be one starter who might be able to help the Giants win games.
How will the Giants get a good start?
The Dodgers will likely rely on a strong starting pitching and a good bullpen to get the job done.
That’s what will be expected of them.
The team will be looking to get on base quickly and make the bases easy for the opposing team.
That means they will need to get some hits, and they will likely be reliant on their offense to get those hits.
This should make for