The San Francisco Giants postseason dreams are a lost cause in the NL West. 2012 promises the return of Freddy Sanchez and Buster Posey, but it is certain that several current Giants will not be wearing the orange and black next season.
The Giants struggles can be blamed mostly on the lack of offense; they rank last in the majors in runs scored.
Many of the heroes that lead San Francisco to a championship in 2010 have failed to recreate their former success. As the 2011 postseason seems to have eluded the defending champs, they will look to improve on weak areas of the roster.
That may mean trade talks for players like Jonathon Sanchez, Barry Zito and Aubrey Huff. For Cody Ross and Pat Burrell, it is unlikely that free agency will land them back in San Francisco.
The Giants should not waste their time on these five players in 2012.