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San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey Should Be Shut Down

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 29: Catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants in action during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 29, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 29: Catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants in action during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 29, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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The San Francisco Giants have had a decision to make with Buster Posey for the last few years, and a possible concussion may have sped up the conversation.

Posey left Friday night’s game with concussion-like symptoms, and there is a chance that his latest injury might be enough to end his season with the San Francisco Giants.

The Giants have two months left in the regular season, but it would seem a seven-day disabled list would not be enough for how important Posey is to this franchise.

Posey has already had a stint on the seven day DL because of a concussion once before.

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The team has also made some questionable decisions in the past when dealing with concussions. Brandon Belt, Gregor Blanco, Joe Panik and others have had concussions in recent years and have seemed to be rushed back.

It also seems as though both Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto were rushed back this season from injuries they suffered.

With all that said, Posey is the face of the franchise and if he is out for the year, the team will have a terrible time going forward.

For any slander of what Posey can or cannot do at the plate, his skills behind the plate are impossible to ignore. More than his ability to block bad balls, or throw runners out, is his ability to call a game.

From Dereck Rodriguez and Andrew Suarez, to Ray Black and Reyes Moronta, it is clear that the success of the young pitchers on the staff have been helped immensely by Posey behind the plate.

The former Most Valuable Player has suffered all season with a hip injury that has made it near impossible for Posey to drive the ball. It also has kept him from catching every day.

Manager Bruce Bochy spoke to reporters after the game about the latest with his All-Star catcher.

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If the Giants were to shut Posey down because of the concussion symptoms, it would also let his hip heal, which could be a blessing in disguise.

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