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Giants young catcher Susac getting more time behind plate over Posey

Buster Posey has emerged once again this week as the leading All-Star vote-getter among National League catchers, and will likely start the game on July 11. Interestingly, he won’t be the Giants’ regular catcher going forward, at least for the time being.With the injuries to outfielders Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki, first baseman Brandon Belt has been playing some left field, while...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

It was a good week for former Florida State stars playing professionally, but the best week for a former FSU athlete came from the Seminoles’ biggest star on the baseball diamond. San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of June 22nd through the 28th after a huge week at the plate. In six games for the Giants this...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants battery mates Bumgarner and Posey set records

It was a record day for the Giants’ battery of pitcher Madison Bumgarner and catcher Buster Posey on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park. Bumgarner struck out the 1000th batter of his career -- the 13th player in Giants franchise history to reach the mark. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the 25-year-old became the youngest Giant since the team moved to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Buster Posey praises young catcher Andrew Susac

Young Giants backup catcher Andrew Susac was praised for his work by Buster Posey following Wednesday night’s game. This is encouraging for the Giants and may put manager Bruce Bochy more at ease when not having Posey, one of the best catchers in baseball, behind the plate.According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Posey said:“If you get a catcher who can be a...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Posey strengthens hold on All-Star spot; Aoki drops

For the first time since Major League Baseball began releasing weekly updates on All-Star voting, the leading vote-getter in the National League at catcher didn’t change. The Giants’ Buster Posey maintained the top spot and even increased his lead over the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina to over 1.25 million votes. Posey is tied for the lead among all NL catchers with 10 home runs...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Andrew Susac Ready to be the San Francisco Giants’ Full Time Catcher?

(Mandatory Credit: Mercury News) Everybody loves Buster Posey. He was the most highly touted San Francisco prospect in recent memory, he has a trophy case full of proof of his value, and, blessed with looks to melt tween hearts all over the Bay, Posey has become the face of the Giants organization, but let’s face it—Buster Posey cannot be the Giants’ starting catcher forever...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies bit by Buster Posey Rule

Ever since Major League Baseball has changed the collision rule, every catcher made it his job to know it. Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies is no different. That same rule could have cost the Phillies a win and a chance to sweep the Cincinnati Reds.  They nicknamed the rule “The Buster Posey Rule” because it happened after a collision at the plate in which he got hurt...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

What a draft pick can lose when he says no to the MLB

The Major League Baseball amateur draft is coming around on June 8th this year and more than 1,200 high school and college baseball players will likely be selected from the amateur ranks to pursue the ultimate American dream, being paid millions of dollars each year to play a game. While very few of those drafted will actually achieve this, those not drafted don’t even have the...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Making cuts and picking Hector Sanchez as backup catcher

Andrew Susac, Hunter Strickland, and Juan Perez are gone. All three members of the San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series team were optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, as the front office all but set the 25-man roster. Hector Sanchez appears to be the backup catcher, winning a spot he often wondered if he’d be able to do again after a series of concussions last year. Additionally...
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: solving the Buster Posey problem

Let me preface this by saying Buster Posey is going to be fine. He’s simply too good of a hitter not to turn it around. Fresh off sweeping the visiting Cleveland Indians, the San Francisco Giants sit atop the National League West, half a game ahead of the Colorado Rockies. They’re playing good ball and still have room to improve. It’s not that Posey is necessarily the weak...
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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