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Grading the Giants 2015 Offseason

It's February.  Pitchers and catchers report in 2 weeks.  Rosters are being finalized.  The free agent market is relatively bare.  So now is the time to take a step back, look at what Brian Sabean has done this winter, and evaluate the team. Going into the offseason, the Giants knew that Pablo Sandoval was going to become a free agent. They also knew they would have to figure out whether or not they wanted to retain their other free agents, namely Jake Peavy, Ryan Vogelsong, Sergio Romo, and Michael Morse. When the playoffs began, I thought that Pablo was going to be a goner (I actually thought he and the Red Sox made sense on a number of levels all season long and thought he'd wind up in Boston).  I thought Peavy, with his performance down the stretch, had become the Giants #1 starting pitching priority.   I figured 2014 was Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong's Giant farewell tour.  I thought Morse had won over the hearts of both Giants fans and the front office and that h