Originally written on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 12/6/11
Even if the Giants are done signing offensive players -- and judging by rumors that seems unlikely -- the batting lineup could look completely different in different parts of 2012. That's because, according to Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy in Dallas at MLB's Winter Meetings, we could see plenty of Buster Posey at first base ... and some Pablo Sandoval behind the plate. No, really. "On the days Buster needs a day off period and wouldn't be a first baseman or catcher, Pablo could catch [Barry] Zito starts to get more offense in the lineup and he's open to that," Sabean said, per Jaymee Sire of Comcast Bay Area. "Now whether that happens I don't know but it's been discussed." Sandoval behind the plate sounds terrifyingly awesome, and though Sabean can say it might not happen, there is absolutely going to be a time when Posey's playing first base, Bochy said. "We’d like to get him out there as much as we can without wearing him down," Bochy said per Sire. "And if putting him at first bas...
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