Mapping out the San Francisco Giants' 1st-Base Plan for the Rest of 2012

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Mapping out the San Francisco Giants' 1st-Base Plan for the Rest of 2012
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Sometimes you just play with the cards you are dealt.  Even if those cards are a pair of threes, a four, a six and a joker, someone forgot to remove from the deck.  Such is the Giants' first-base situation in 2012.

Brett Pill's demotion to Fresno simplifies the situation a little, but it does not fix it.  The Giants have slap hitters where there should be power—which is okay if you have Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop or Chase Utley at second, but the Giants have neither.  

Even so, the Giants are red hot.

They are finally scoring plenty of runs and seem to have enough firepower to stay relevant in both the NL West and wild-card races.  But can this team win the World Series?  

It's likely that we will find out.  With midseason acquisitions likely to target the middle infield and bullpen, the solution is likely to come from within.  

Let's take a look at the potential remedies, listed in order of preference.  

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