• At least one non-roster player has made the Giants' Opening Day squad for six consecutive seasons. Quiroz and right-hander Chad Gaudin extended the streak this year. Notable performers on that list include Torres (2009) and infielder Juan Uribe (2009), who contributed to the Giants' World Series-winning effort the following season, first baseman Brandon Belt (2011) and Blanco (2012).
• Told that nobody on a 43-person panel of ESPN experts picked the reigning World Series champion Giants to win even the National League pennant, Bochy deadpanned, "That changes everything."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.