The Giants have won two of the last three World Series, so that in and of itself is something to admire, but it's their style of play that attracts the D-backs.
The D-backs believe that, like the Giants, their team is built around pitching, and this past offseason they continued their trend toward acquiring hitters with better plate discipline and a grind-it-out mentality, much like what they feel the Giants have.
Gibson is even a big fan of Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
"They battle, but they're good at everything," Gibson said. "They're just a well-rounded team. They do so many things good, I think you have to match it. Bochy has been doing it for a while -- respect him tremendously; he's a good friend. Love competing against him and there's a lot to learn by watching what they do."
The crowds at AT&T Park can be rough on visiting teams, but Gibson even likes that.
"It's good, it's a good environment," he said. "Good city, fun place to play."
Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.