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Posey, Panik Off to Great Starts for San Francisco Giants

Jake Mastroianni
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 03: Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Buster Posey #28 after he hit a home run in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park on April 3, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 03: Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Buster Posey #28 after he hit a home run in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park on April 3, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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While there is a lot of negativity going around about the San Francisco Giants offense, Buster Posey and Joe Panik are off to great starts this year.

These two players have been fun to watch this year, and Panik has single-handedly beaten the Dodgers twice.

Both guys have played in 14-of-15 games this year. Panik leads the team in hits with 17, while batting .304. Posey has collected 15 hits and is batting .313.

Posey has hit 2 home runs, scored 5 runs and driven in 8, while Panik has hit 3 home runs, scored 8 runs and driven in 4

Both have walked five times and struck out five times.

These two have consistently been good for the Giants all year, and a bright spot in what has been a hard offense to watch at times this year.

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This is nothing really new for Posey, who is a former MVP. But this is a huge year for Panik, and it’s awesome to see him get out to a good start.

I don’t where the San Francisco Giants are going this year, but how well Panik plays will determine his future with this club.

The second baseman has had an up-and-down career with the Giants. He was an All-Start back in 2015, had a down year in 2016, and then a solid season in 2017.

Playing this year at age 27 and in his fifth year, it’s make-or-break time for Panik.

He’s off to a good start, and hopefully that trend continues.

And I know nobody wants to talk about it, but if the Giants decide to sell at the break this year, Panik could bring back a good haul if he continues to hit like he his right now.

Going back to Posey, we know how great he is, and as frustrating as the Giants have been at times this year and last, he’s worth the price of admission.

I hope everyone truly understands how rare of a talent Posey is and enjoys watching him every night.

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Hopefully the rest of the team will catch fire soon, but these two have done their best to keep the San Francisco Giants in the race until their staff aces come back.

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