Comparing Buster Posey to the great catchers

Apologies to Roy Campenella and all the others who, through no fault of their own, weren't in the majors long enough to be included here Buster Posey turned 30 yesterday, as you may have heard, and while it’s better to turn 30 than to not turn 30, for a baseball player it does typically mean you’re in the decline phase of your career. This is even more true for catchers, and...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Buster Posey is 30 today, and you are old

Happy birthday to one of the best baseball players we’ll ever watch. Look at that fresh-faced scamp up there. Wide-eyed and bushy tailed. He had never known failure, had never had his career flash before his eyes as he writhed in the dirt, had never been on one of those weird odd-year teams where someone like Alexi Casilla shows up and plays in a half-dozen games for no good reason...
Via McCovey Chronicles
2 days ago

Report: Yadier Molina, Cardinals progressing on contract extension

The St. Louis Cardinals heard Yadier Molina say he was intrigued by the possibility of becoming a free agent, and they apparently didn’t like it.Just on Saturday, Molina said he would not negotiate a contract extension during the season and that he was intrigued by the possibility of becoming a free agent.Two days later, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the sides are making...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Posey eager for fresh start, to raise power numbers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Buster Posey leans on the back of the batting cage under Arizona's blue skies, one leg crossed over the other as he watches his teammates take their cuts while awaiting his own turn. The star catcher chats up athletic trainer Dave Groeschner and talks hitting with manager Bruce Bochy. ''Hi, Buster!'' hollered 6-year-old Jordan Larocco, a first-grader from...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Top 10 MLB catchers for 2017

An elite catcher is one of the greatest weapons a team can possess. He factors into every pitch throughout the game, while also controlling the run game, aligning the defense and communicating with the bench. It can be the difference between a good, great and championship level team. So no wonder there are seven World Series titles combined among the players that make the list below...
Via Yardbarker
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Odd man out: where Trevor Brown fits with the San Francisco Giants

On Jan. 25, the San Francisco Giants signed catcher Nick Hundley to a one-year, $2 million contract. Last season Hundley hit .260/.320/.439 with 10 home runs in 317 plate appearances, and now he appears ready to assume the role of Buster Posey’s backup. The move was not strange for a team in need of a catcher to play once every five days. However, the Giants already had a backup...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Buster Posey honors memory of Navy SEAL killed in Yemen

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey on Monday night took to Instagram to post a heartfelt tribute to Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL who died over the weekend in Yemen.Owens was killed during an intelligence-gathering raid on al Qaeda militants when his aircraft experienced a “hard landing,” according to Pentagon officials per an NBC News report...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Buster Posey slides face-first into base (VIDEO)

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey laid it all on the line for his team on Monday night, but he may be paying for it in the future. The team’s game against the Marlins was tied 7-7 in the eleventh inning, and Posey was so determined to get to third base after a Brandon Crawford single that he slid toward it head-first. Unfortunately, his face hit the base first, and then...
Via The Sports Daily
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Buster Posey totally faceplanted on this slide

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey proved he has enough wheels to go from first to third on a single. What he didn’t show everyone is that he is capable of mastering proper sliding techniques. Watch as Posey totally faceplanted while going head-first into third base on Monday night: .@BusterPosey playing his face off … literally: https://t.co/v4i20Youuz pic.twitter.com...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Buster Posey loses bat, gets it caught in protective netting

Buster Posey made a great argument for protective netting without even trying. The San Francisco Giants catcher was batting in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers when his bat flew out of his hands. But while that’s a fairly common occurrence in baseball, where it landed definitely is not. Caught in the web. https://t.co/UcK6hGXvXr https:...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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