An offensive slump doesn’t even begin to describe the Giants’ hitting problems. Their .239 batting average is the fourth lowest in the National League, and they rank second-to-last in runs scored, only two ahead of San Diego.
Buster Posey’s season-ending injury could have be one of the worst things the Giants could imagine. They now need to choose between finding a new backstop and putting their faith in Eli Whiteside and Chris Stewart.
Miguel Tejada is not cutting it as the Giants’ shortstop. While Brandon Crawford is holding his own for the moment, he’ll probably need some time in Triple-A before staying in the majors for an extended period of time.
With all that being said, these are several guys who could help San Francisco to a repeat appearance in the Fall Classic.