San Francisco Giants: 2014 Preview

7 of 8

Worst-case scenario

July 5, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (left) reacts in front of first baseman Brandon Belt (right) before being relieved from the game during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The worst-case scenario for the Giants is that they miss the playoffs again. This is rather unlikely, but if the Giants suffer injuries to key players or their starting pitchers aren’t consistently effective, it’s possible they could not win the NL West and not snag a wild card spot.

The Giants will have to look out for the Arizona Diamondbacks as well, because they’ve improved their roster this offseason with the addition of Mark Trumbo.