Baseball Prospectus uses its PECOTA projection system to predict the NL West. The Giants are favored, but their rivals from Los Angeles won't be far behind.
Mark Prior. Kerry Wood. Good examples of pitch counts destroying a pitcher's career, right? But in other examples -- Livan Hernandez, Tim Lincecum, Curt Schilling -- BP explains that not all pitch counts are the same.
If the Giants hope to contend, some other starters will have to step up.