From 2008-2009, the San Francisco Giants had their starting catcher Bengie Molina hit cleanup. Now despite being the most lackluster everyday cleanup hitter in the entire league, Molina was San Francisco's most productive offensive threat during that time frame. However, with the emergence of Pablo Sandoval and a lineup featuring veterans like Freddy Sanchez, Edgar Renteria, Aaron Rowand, and hopefully another year of Juan Uribe; Buster Posey would not be forced into a situation where the spotlight is entirely on him. Unlike how Molina was a sixth-eighth hitter forced into a cleanup role, Posey would be able to begin the season hitting in most likely the seventh spot in the lineup. If the Giants make the smart move and re-sign Juan Uribe, then their lineup would take shape and Posey would ...
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