Can San Francisco Giants be as Good with Mediocre Buster Posey?

By David Miller

Buster Posey is having a fine season in 2013. Really, he is doing just fine and I want to get that out there first and foremost. However, he is not looking quite like the dominant MVP winning catcher he was a year ago. There is nothing wrong with following a great season with an average one. The problem might come with the reliance the San Francisco Giants could have upon Posey.

One thing of note here is that the Giants have plenty of weapons. It just seems like Posey is not the catalyst for the offense he was down the stretch last season. Now he might very well pick up his hitting pace and repeat as MVP this season. I just can’t help but wonder how much the struggling Giants offense would improve if Posey suddenly began to hit and produce the way he did last season.

Chances are that a great player like Posey would always pick the team up whenever he got on a roll. If that roll continued for some time then of course the team would play better over that stretch. However it is possible that Posey’s normal start could be a really good thing for the Giants in the near future.

If once he does get going they already have two or three other consistently valuable players, they will just be that much better with Posey added. No matter how Posey hits from here on out the Giants need to be more consistent in most aspects of the game to take advantage of his or any other player’s hot streaks.

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