C: Buster Posey (possibly Hector Sanchez as backup)
1B: Brandon Belt/Aubrey Huff/Buster Posey (against LHP on days off from catching)
2B: Freddy Sanchez
3B: Pablo Sandoval
SS: Brandon Crawford (possibly Emmanuel Burriss as a RH compliment)
LF: Aubrey Huff
CF: Melky Cabrera
RF: Nate Schierholtz
Before anyone freaks the hell out, there’s still a lot of off-season decisions to go through. This is only Bruce Bochy’s opinion of what he has now.
One: Why the fuck wasn’t Bill Hall released before Burrell? There are other players cluttering up our 40-man that should be even more suitable to be released than Burrell. ALEX HINSHAW, ANYONE?
Two: Are we just gonna keep calling Belt back up whenever Huff needs a break to “get himself going”? Because seriously, it’s been over half a mother fuckin’ season already. Huff is not going to pick himself up. Okay, maybe I’m overreacting, because all his grounders, infield hits, useless clean-up hitting, and 4-3 put-outs are an absolute joy to watch him do. I wouldn’t be surprised if Brandon is all middle fingers to Sabean, because this is a really bad breakout season for a guy to go through.
Three: Do we honestly fucking need Burriss over Belt? He has ONE extra-base hit this whole season. He bunts for singles. His defense may have improved from the past years, but that’s an improvement from mediocre to average. We haven’t had much of a need for his versatility lately since we’ve acquired Keppinger.
Four: Carlos Beltran is three steps forward, but sending down Belt and cutting down the productivity of Nate Schierholtz hot defense AND offense by platooning him to LF is four fucking steps back. I love the trade for him, but the options around it isn’t too well thought out.