I think these are the keys to the 2013 season
1) Pablo Sandoval, hopefully he is fully healed and can manage his weight. I would like to see him bear his 2009 (.330 25 HR) or 2011 (.315. 23 HR) numbers which funny as it may seem were MUCH better than his 2010 (.268 13 HR) or 2012 (.283, 12 HR) World champion season numbers. I would like to see him in the .295-.310 range with 22-27 HR
2) Tim Lincecum - of course another 10-15, 5.18 season would be disastrous. I am not hoping for a Cy Young caliber year but something in the 14-16 win, 3.20-3.50 ERA would be a big improvement over 2012
3) Brandon Belt - we need a breakout season from him in the next year or 2. As long as they stop the infield-outfield, starter-bench player, majors-minors yo-yo. I think a .280-.300 BA with 18 - 24 HR would be not too much to ask for.
to a lesser degree - Vogelsong and Zito need good years and Cain and Bumgarner need to be Cain and Bumgarner.
Please no more roster taking spot taking up guys with no production like Aubrey Huff etc.
Steady years for Crawford and Scutaro. I hope Pagan can maintain a good season. I think Blanco can improve offensively ever so slightly. Pence needs to improve his BA and OB% and maintain his run driving in ability.
Bench players need to contribute and fill in when necessary.
Relief corp needs to world champion Giants caliber.
Full seasons from Sandoval and Posey are very important.
I think in 2012 spring training they made all the right decisions (catching situation, keeping Blanco, Arias and H. Sanchez, etc.). The additions of Scutaro and Pence were very beneficial.
Let's keep it going!