Moments before Bruce Bochy addressed his full squad for the first time in 2013, the Giants’ manager ambled over to Hunter Pence’s locker.

“You want to say something?” Bochy asked Pence, smiling.

It’s hard to imagine what Pence might say moments before the first workout of the spring. “I want 250 more days with you” just doesn’t have the same gravitas, does it?

So Pence, the Pied Piper of last year’s playoff gauntlet, was happy to let Bochy do all the talking in the 20-minute meeting. The manager’s message: Be proud, be grateful … and be relentless.