Five hits in 28 at-bats.
.179 batting average.
Those are the offensive (so to speak) stats compiled by San Francisco Giant catchers Eli Whiteside and Chris Stewart in the eight games since Buster Posey's season was ended by a brutal home-plate collision.
Regrettably, the Giants front office has spent much of the last week obsessing over the Posey injury, looking back when they need to be looking ahead.
There's no discounting Posey's injury; it's a bitter blow to him. And it creates a huge challenge for Giants GM Brian Sabean.
But turning a bad situation into a bad Lifetime movie script makes no sense. Sabean needs to stop obsessing about Scott Cousins and start working on a plan to address the Giants' deficiencies behind the plate.
Here are six factors making it essential that the Giants trade for an established catcher, sooner than later.