á For the last couple years since the departure of Barry Bonds, the San Francisco Giants have been pressured and prodded in the direction of a power-hitting corner infielder. Many names have been heard on the rumor mill, including Joe Crede, Paul Konerko, Austin Kearns, Nick Johnson, and Prince Fielder. But in the last couple years, the emergence of the Giants farm system has changed the outlook on homegrown position players. Pablo Sandoval has done that almost single-handedly, and at 23 years old, looks to be a part of the San Francisco franchise for a solid chunk of the immediate future. There is a question mark at first base, but Travis Ishikawa put together a very underappreciated season, hitting a solid .261 with nine homeruns while playing arguably the best defensive first base in t ...
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