SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Improvement was the theme of manager Bruce Bochy's address to the Giants before their initial full-squad workout Friday.
"We talked about some things we want to get done," Bochy said, citing defense, baserunning and moving runners ahead. "We want to get away from being a little too one-dimensional. We have some work to do here."
The Giants aren't coming off winning a World Series, as was the case last year. That focused extra attention on the club, particularly in the form of the Showtime series "The Franchise." That necessitated ubiquitous camera crews that followed the Giants through Spring Training and much of the season.
Yet, Bochy believed that the Giants still can learn to cope more efficiently with distractions.
"I think we can do a better job with our pregame preparation," Bochy said. "That is a subject we covered today."