Play Ball: Champion Giants begin effort to win in 'odd year'

Feb 18, 2015 7:09 PM by Ross Field

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - With manager Bruce Bochy saying his team wants "to have a lot of fun in an odd year," the World Series champion San Francisco Giants were one of the first teams to open spring training.

That "odd year" would be 2015. San Francisco won it all in 2012 and 2014.

Pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday to the Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies.

They report to the rest of the major league teams over the next few days, half of them in Arizona, half in Florida.

As usual, pitching should be San Francisco's strength. Bochy says he's pretty set on the five-man rotation that will open the season.

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