San Francisco Giants: 6 Reasons They'll Make the Playoffs Without Melky Cabrera

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San Francisco Giants: 6 Reasons They'll Make the Playoffs Without Melky Cabrera
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The Melky Cabrera suspension has generated a lot of buzz off the field, especially with the revelation that he attempted to dupe Major League Baseball with an erroneous website, as reported by USA Today.

On the field, the suspension leaves the San Francisco Giants fighting for a playoff berth without the services of the National League’s batting average leader.

That would seem to be a big blow to a team that has struggled to produce runs ever since Barry Bonds’ departure last decade. But a confluence of factors suggests the Giants can maintain their winning pace all the way to the postseason.

With a quarter of the season left, the Giants remain in control of their playoff destiny—with or without the Melk Man.

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