The Hot Stove was active this offseason with big free-agent signings and a handful of blockbuster trades. The purpose of such action, of course, is to improve a team’s chances of competing for a world championship.

One team that didn’t make waves this winter was San Francisco. Instead, the Giants focused on keeping their roster intact, and so they will be heading into 2013 with just about the same group that won it all in 2012.

This is just one of several reasons why the Giants may very well win their third World Series in four years.

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