Wendy Thurm of Fangraphs talks about Franchez:
At this point, there may be little more than scotch tape and paper clips holding him together.
And yet, the Giants expect Sanchez to play the great majority of innings at second base. We know this because the Giants have touted Sanchez’s return as akin to a new free agent signing, and because the team has little in the way of a backup plan.
Several months of a Fontenot/Theriot platoon could spell doom for the team’s playoff chances, particularly if Crawford sticks at shortstop with minimal offensive production.
A short-term solution? An old friend.