Injuries and those filling in for the injured have created quite a conundrum for Bruce Bochy once said injured players retrurn. I think we've all thought about these at some point or another. But I think we need to face them. And talk about them. And debate about them.
What if... Pablo Sandoval returns next week and slumps? How much playing time does Arias get then? Does Theriot play a little third? Can Theriot play third?
And who gets knocked off the 25-man roster when Panda is added? Burriss? (Please Burriss)
What if... Sandoval returns and doesn't slump? Does Arias just get the boot? Maybe he splits time playing 2B/SS/3B when Sandoval/Crawford/Theriot need a rest?
What if... Sandoval's physical condition doesn't allow him to play 3B? Seems unlikely, but could happen. (see photos from rehab with San Jose and decide for yourself how big he is now)
What if... Sandoval's sexual assault investigation is more serious then we initially thought? Is it serious? Should we even be worried about it?
What if... Dan Runzler rehabs well and earns a spot back on the roster? Do we need another lefty in the pen? Who would get the boot if we added Runzler? Surely Edlefson, but don't we want his sinker-balling arm in the pen?