Giants' Signing of Tejada Confusing

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Ten months ago Giants general manager Brian Sabean signed 35-year-old catcher Bengie Molina to a one-year, $4.5 million contract. The transaction inspired yawns, shrugs and more than a couple sad shakes of the head from fans who believed the team's catcher of the future was already in hand -- some phenom whose name escapes us now. Buster something-or-other.

The Molina signing made a lot more sense come October, when it was revealed he was never part of the Giants' long-range plans for 2010. Rather, Sabean said, he had planned all along to trade Molina as soon as this Buster character was deemed worthy of being the team's alpha catcher.

October seems like eons ago, but we vaguely recall that strategy working out pretty...

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