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As hard as it is to believe, Belt is in fact old enough to play professional baseball.
Why drive the old, busted Oldsmobile that gets from A to B unpredictably when you can have a brand new Cadillac with no mileage?
Maybe I'm being a bit harsh on Huff, and maybe Cadillacs are not what they used to be, but my point remains. The Giants know what Aubrey Huff is contributing to the team this year; that production is not going to be near the .290/.385/.506 line he put up last year, not to mention the lack of 26 homers and 86 RBIs.
The Giants have given opportunities to Brandon Crawford, Emmanuel Burriss and Hector Sanchez. Belt may have been injured, but you have to believe a fully healthy Belt will do just as well and likely better than Huff.
The core of this Giants team is youth (especially on the pitching side). Pablo Sandoval, Crawford, Schierholtz and Sanchez are what the offense could eventually be built around.
Why not give Belt some time now? It certainly wouldn't damage the team's production and Giants management would look great if he gave the offense a significant boost.
Come on Mr. Sabean, time to promote from within.