Sergio Romo finds himself at home in Dodgers blue

GLENDALE, Az. -- Sergio Romo remembers a game early in his career when 30 of his friends and relatives showed up in the Giants’ family section wearing Dodgers gear.Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Romo into his office the next day and admonished him, half-jokingly.“Just a little word of advice,” Bochy said. “That’s not going to fly.”“I’ve got it,” Romo replied...
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2 days ago

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...
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Braves' Kurt Suzuki steps up big time for ill 3-year-old

The latest social media effort, the #TruckerToughChallenge, began Jan. 31.About four months earlier, the Dukes family had stopped radiation on their little Trucker, ending all of the conventional cancer treatment that his mother, Shauna, had labeled “soooo toxic.”Trucker, 3, had been through enough while fighting Stage IV Neuroblastoma -- not just radiation, but also chemotherapy...
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6 days ago

Mark Melancon throws to Buster Posey on Day 1 with Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Mark Melancon sprints to the mound and his heart starts racing - at precisely 183 beats per minute. It's all by careful design for San Francisco's new closer. ''I didn't realize it was that high,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, when his pitchers and catchers held their first spring training workout. ''That shows you how ramped up these...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Schwarber wants to catch again, but Buster Posey offers some words of caution

Kyle Schwarber is healthy and ready to play in the field as spring training nears. The question is how much he’ll play – and where.Primarily a catcher in the minors and a left fielder in the majors, Schwarber has hinted that he’d like to return to his position behind the plate – at least occasionally. Thus far, the Cubs have been less than lukewarm to that idea given Schwarber’s...
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11 days ago

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...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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20 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  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 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:...
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June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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