"Shocked" is the best word to describe the state of the San Francisco Giants fan base.
The Giants have endured an onslaught of injuries this year, but fate dealt its harshest blow yet when Buster Posey crumpled into a heap Wednesday night following a collision with Scott Cousins that ultimately decided the 12-inning game.
Buster Posey means a lot more to the Giants than his .264/.368/.369 line. His comfort with Giants pitchers and calm demeanor behind the dish has had a tremendous impact on the pitching staff, his cannon of an arm keeps runners pinned to first base and his quiet, diligent work-ethic has makes him a model teammate and a leader in the clubhouse.
Traits like those are hard to come by and even harder to replace.
Here is the player each team could not bear to lose, not necessarily their best, but who their team would be most devastated to see go down with an injury.