Who will be the Giants' starting left fielder in 2017?
Will they go with an in-house candidate such as Jarrett Parker or Mac Williamson, or will they bring somebody into the fold via free agency or trade?
San Francisco reportedly discussed acquiring Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez, but do the Orange and Black have enough in the farm system to get something done?
"They do have the prospects, but do they want to give up those prospects?" Duane Kuiper said on KNBR 680 on Wednesday morning. "It's always gonna come down to -- do you want to trade the kid, the kid that can play short and third, (Christian) Arroyo?
"Do you want to trade him? And if you say a firm, 'No, we're not gonna trade him because he's too valuable to us for the next 10 or 15 years,' then you gotta hope that you got something else besides that. And they do.
"But maybe there are other organizations that have a little more. Look, J.D. Martinez would be fabulous. He's everything you'd want -- he's right-handed, he's got power, he's still pretty young -- but it's gonna take a lot to get one of those guys. That's why free agency is always a little bit better."
The Giants selected Christian Arroyo with the 25th overall pick in the 2013 draft.
He hit .274 with three home runs and 49 RBI over 119 games with Double-A Richmond last season.
The 21-year old started 48 games apiece at shortstop and third base, and 19 games at second base.
Aside from figuring out left field, the Orange and Black have questions to answer in the bullpen.
"We all know what their top priority is and that's to get a closer," Kuiper declared. "You just can't go through what you went through last year, and everybody knows it."