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Thursday BP, 8/23/18

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Based on the results of yesterday’s poll, it seems we’re mostly in agreement about being disappointed with how Buster Posey’s hip injury is being handled. So I thought today I would share this thread from Andrew Baggarly on Twitter:

I’ll take this with a grain of salt, as I always do, but it certainly is something to think about. The Giants’ approach to the competitive balance tax this year has been pretty hard-line, but to keep your franchise player from getting needed surgery in a lost season just to save a little money seems like a pretty shady way to operate.

Additionally, KNBR reported that Mike Krukow found it surprising that the news about Posey’s hip had even gotten out to the public, noting how tight-lipped the organization is about things like this. But he added “I think once they get back home and have an airplane flight, include Larry Baer and the front office into this decision, get everybody on the same page, I think they’re going to pull the trigger and get it done. At least I hope they do.”

As do I.