With the MLB playoffs just around the corner, San Francisco Giants are on verge of eliminating the San Diego Padres from the divisional race and claim their first NL West crown since 2003. 

Barry Bonds isn’t the big bopper in the lineup anymore and Jason Schmidt isn’t the ace of the pitching staff. 

Instead the 2010 Giants have a young catcher by the name of Buster Posey leading the way on offense and a pitching staff led by two time NL CY Young Award winner Time Lincecum.

The Giants host the San Diego Padres for a three game set that will determine the winner of the NL West as well as the NL Wild Card champion.

The Giants only need one win this weekend to pop champagne and begin talking about October baseball by the bay.

Giants’ fans must be patient waiting for their team to officially clinch.  Once they do, they should note that these five qualities will result in a deep playoff run from Buster Posey and company.

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