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The SS Solution

Would Brandon Crawford be more successful as a major league shortstop or a John Stamos stunt-double? Sadly, for the next few years, I think the poor lad would have more success with the latter.

The Giants are a bad offensive ballclub, sorry to deliver the harsh news. Their best offensive player plays the most physically demanding position on the diamond and is coming off one of the more brutal injuries that Giants fans will ever see (not to mention the most heart breaking).

Before Buster became a stud catcher and Golden Spikes Award Winner, he was an impressive SS for the Florida State Seminoles. Now in case you forgot, SS is currently occupied by a Full House cast member, not a major league baseball player. Has Buster been behind the plate for so long that he no longer has the ability to play in the middle of the infield? Until it's proved otherwise, I'd like to see for myself. If Hector Sanchez is as good as the Giants hope he can be, that means the Giants will most likely move Buster over to 1B, a position where he has only a handful of starts in his lifetime. But if Buster goes to 1B, then where will Belt / Huff / Pill play? The Giants cannot afford to sit guys with plus pop while they let whatever incompetant SS they have waste at-bats at the bottom of their lineup.

Is it crazy to think that Buster could switch back to his old position at SS? Only about as crazy as the idea of having Brandon Crawford as your opening day shortstop. But seriously, if Hecor proves to be a legitimate offensive commodity, the Gyro's are going to have to find a way to get him and Buster as many AB's as possible, and thats not going to happen with one backing up the other. Wasn't Craig Biggio catcher before he converted to a middle infielder and collected 3,000+ hits? Why not Buster?

Buster Posey moving to SS for the 2013 season and beyond, your thoughts?

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