From Extra Baggs;
"Aside from a battle for playing time, there’s also the roster issue. Even if the Giants solve it temporarily by starting with 11 pitchers, perhaps optioning Madison Bumgarner to begin at Triple-A Fresno and use off-days to go with a four-man rotation for the first road trip, they eventually will go back to a 12-man staff. And they basically have 14 players for 13 spots — plus one more, if Belt forces his way onto the team.
1. Posey 2. Whiteside 3. Huff 4. Freddy Sanchez 5. Tejada 6. Sandoval 7. Ishikawa 8. Burrell 9. Torres 10. Rowand 11. Ross 12. Schierholtz 13. Fontenot 14. DeRosa
There’s already speculation that Schierholtz or Rowand will be traded this spring. I don’t have to tell you that Rowand, still due $24 million over the next two years, will be tougher to move."
A question; Can Fontenot realistically back up Tejada all season? I'd say no.
Belt clearly takes TI's spot whenever he comes up but this team seems a middle infield player short even with a trade of Rowand/Schierholtz.