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Ryan Vogelsong and Eli Whiteside are two guys with unexpected starting jobs this season.
Buster Posey was an irreplaceable part of the Giants.
It's rare to find a backstop with his professionalism and natural talent and it will be impossible to truly replace his presence both behind and at the plate during his at-bats.
The fact that he is currently leading the National League in all-star votes is just another reason for Giants fans to grieve.
However, the detrimental loss of Buster Posey should not mean a death sentence to San Francisco.
For now, Eli Whiteside is holding his own but management has been rumored to be talking to Ivan Rodriguez. Bengie Molina has been mentioned too, but it's hard to see how he would really be a good addition to the team. Regardless, the catcher position will be sorted out, and if the Giants can get going offensively, they will be okay.
Another thing to remember is that, in spite of all the injuries and close losses we may have ingrained in our brains, the Giants are still only half a game out of first place in the NL West.
Rankings may change throughout the season but the Giants and Diamondbacks are out in front of the division.
With the Dodgers and intimidating Rockies 4.5 games back, San Francisco has been able to hold its own in spite of constant hurdles and hoops so far this season.
It's going to be a long four months until October baseball and it's hard to tell who will be a part of it right now.
However, if the Giants are able to make a few changes and stay calm, they've got a good chance of bringing a second parade to the City by the Bay.