Buster Posey RUMORS & NEWS

  • Is Buster Posey already an all-time great?

    ESPN "I was driving around the other day, listening to MLB Network Radio and hoping the thaw of winter had turned to an early spring, when a listener called in and asked, "Is Buster Posey already an all-time great catcher?" The host replied with a "Yes ... but" answer and pointed to Joe Mauer, who..." February 27

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards

    MLB.com "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

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    .@BusterPosey wins 2015 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award at catcher. pic.twitter.com/rfwUijrA1R

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Posey scratched from lineup. Ehire Adrianza is playing first base tonight. Posey was out on field earlier, testing something it looked like.

  • Giants’ Posey develops into strong defender at 1st base, too

    San Francisco Chronicle "When he’s catching, much of Buster Posey’s busy pregame work involves reviewing scouting reports, studying video of opposing batters, and meeting with his pitcher and pitching coach to discuss strategy. Posey doesn’t generally work at first base except on days he’s actually playing first base,..." May 22

  • Buster Posey's postseason troubles continue in Game 6

    USA Today "It has become trendy to tab Buster Posey as the potential next face of baseball following the retirement of Derek Jeter. The San Francisco Giants catcher certainly has many positive attributes, just like the former New York Yankees shortstop. Posey has been an MVP and Rookie of the Year, won..." October 29

  • Posey underrated at handling Giants staff

    San Jose Mercury News "Can't tell you which team will win this Giants-Cardinals series. Can tell you which position on the field will likely decide the winner. Hint: Players at that position wear masks. Buster Posey is the Giants' two-time World Series winning catcher who has won a National League MVP award...." October 12

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Posey has nerve irritation in back, needs a day or two off.

  • Posey eager to hear Bonds

    San Francisco Chronicle "What can one Most Valuable Player learn from another? Plenty, according to Buster Posey, who said Sunday that he looks forward to picking Barry Bonds' brain when the seven-time MVP arrives as a guest instructor next month. "I'm excited just to listen, for sure," Posey said. "From talking to..." February 24

  • Buster Posey in favor of home-plate collision rule

    USA Today "Buster Posey wants all players protected from hard collisions at home plate and serious injuries, catchers and baserunners alike. Whether Major League Baseball implements a new rule banning home-plate collisions in time for the 2014 season, don't expect San Francisco's star catcher to be at the..." February 01

  • As other Giants slim down, Posey bulks up to prepare for long season behind the plate

    San Jose Mercury News "Buster Posey would never admit that he wore down in the second half last season, when his numbers tailed off as the Giants fell out of the race. But Posey didn’t have to say anything on Friday. The catcher was noticeably more muscular at a media session at AT&T Park, and coaches and members of..." February 01

  • Giants Buster Posey's extension, one year later

    McCovey Chronicles "We're 10 months removed from the announcement of Buster Posey's nine-year, $167 million contract. It's probably not the right time to evaluate its success or failures. It's not really close to the right time. We're years and years from figuring out how the Giants fared with their calculated Posey..." January 03

  • Posey's finger needs 'a couple more days'

    San Francisco Chronicle "Buster Posey reported that his fractured right ring finger felt much better Friday. He took a few cuts off a batting tee and played catch but manager Bruce Bochy said Posey needs at least "a couple more days" before he returns. Until he does Bochy has a firm catcher pecking order: Hector..." September 07

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Posey has a "little fracture" in his finger Bochy said. He can play if he can tolerate it. Off a couple days.

  • Posey will see less time at 1st

    San Francisco Chronicle "One byproduct of Brandon Belt's recent surge at the plate might be a reluctance to play Buster Posey at first base in those half rests that manager Bruce Bochy gives him. Bochy said Tuesday he is more likely to rest Posey completely which might save wear and tear on the 2012 National League..." August 14

  • Could Lincecum re-sign with Giants because of Posey?

    CSN Bay Area "There will be many reasons for Tim Lincecum to seek a fresh start in free agency. He won’t have to compare every start good or bad to his compiled history as a Giant good or bad. He won’t deal with the insanely high expectations. He can go home to Seattle or someplace else and while he’ll..." August 04

  • Posey playing first again because of 'general tightness' in legs

    San Jose Mercury News "Buster Posey is at first base for the second straight day because of what he described as "general tightness" in his legs. "It's normal with a lot of catchers," manager Bruce Bochy said. Bochy said the condition is not serious and not related to the ankle surgery that Posey had in 2011. But..." July 01

  • Posey ties it, Belt wins it for Giants

    San Francisco Chronicle "This being the era of instantaneous analysis, it took only seconds for someone to jump on Twitter and write, "Bruce Bochy: Giraffe Whisperer." The joke made the rounds even as Brandon Belt was checking his body for serious bruising after the customary pounding a player absorbs after ending a game..." April 23

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    Hector Sanchez catching Lincecum today. Posey is off. #SFGiants

  • Giants, Buster Posey agree on huge extension

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants and Buster Posey: a marriage built to last. The team Friday announced an eight-year, $159 million contract extension for the 2012 National League batting champion and Most Valuable Player that assures Posey will remain a Giant through 2021, when he is 34. Posey's new contract..." March 30

  • Giants, Buster Posey agree on nine-year, $167M deal

    CBS Sports "The Giants and All-Star catcher Buster Posey have agreed on an eight-year contract extension that will keep him with the Giants through the 2021 season. The deal is nine years total (including this season, for which he was obviously already signed) and $167 million. The deal is the longest..." March 29

  • Posey, Giants in serious talks on big deal

    CBS Sports "The Giants and superstar catcher Buster Posey are in serious discussions about a long-term deal, CBSSports.com has learned. The details are unknown, but Posey and the Giants have been discussing a long deal, as reported here earlier this week. It is believed he had been seeking a deal to make..." March 29

  • Posey's a hit at making pitches

    San Francisco Chronicle "The most amusing thing about Buster Posey's commercial for the new PlayStation MLB '13 video game isn't that Posey delivers his lines perfectly. Though that's a rare accomplishment for any professional athlete, you can assume that Posey will go into all ventures fully prepared. No, the most..." March 10

  • Buster Posey's injury distant memory

    San Francisco Chronicle "Buster Posey's MVP season in 2012 made it easier to forget how shattered and torn his lower left leg was the year before and how much work the training staff did to get him back onto the field. "I'm still amazed where he's at as far as the injury," manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday after watching..." February 15

  • Lincecum, Posey insist there's no beef between them

    CSN Bay Area "When a Giants fan asked Buster Posey what position he’d like to play other than catcher, the former Florida State closer offered a sly smile. “I’d like to try it out on the bump and see what I have,” Posey said. OK, Tim Lincecum. Same question. “To be honest, when I was a kid, I always..." February 10

  • Buster Posey holds key to 2013 Giants

    San Francisco Chronicle "Buster Posey's value to the Giants is easy to quantify. With him, they're two-time champions. Without him, they're not a playoff team. So the key to 2013 seems clear: Keep the reigning National League MVP on the field. While it's overly simplistic to suggest that the Giants will go as far as..." February 10

  • Giants, Posey not rushing new deal

    Fox Sports "Good luck to the San Francisco Giants trying to figure out what catcher Buster Posey is worth long term. It's not a stretch to imagine Posey replacing Derek Jeter as the game's standard-bearer. Heck, the 25-year-old Posey already is more accomplished than Jeter at a comparable stage of his..." January 23

  • Giants avoid arbitration with Posey and Pence

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants have been busy this morning, avoiding arbitration with four players. Andrew Baggarly has confirmed the Chronicle's earlier report that the team has agreed with catcher Buster Posey on a one-year, $8 million deal. Heyman also reports outfielder Hunter Pence will return to the..." January 18

  • Is it time to extend Buster Posey?

    McCovey Chronicles "Buster Posey will be on the Giants through 2016. That's the most important point of this article. No matter what happens, no matter how pricy he gets, how acrimonious the negotiations become, Posey's here for the next four seasons if the Giants want him. That's a long time to wait and evaluate,..." January 07

  • Buster Posey looks good, and it's early

    San Francisco Chronicle "How good is Buster Posey? A great start to a career is no guarantee of greatness. I submit exhibits A and B - Fred Lynn and Pablo Sandoval. We have yet to see what Buster Ballgame can do while fully healthy for a full season. He played 108 games his rookie season, then 45 games in 2011..." November 18

  • MVP Buster Posey an old pro in young body

    San Jose Mercury News "On Thursday afternoon, Buster Posey was named the Most Valuable Player in the National League. This came as a stunning surprise to almost nobody. Probably not even to Posey. He claimed to be grasping for his thoughts upon hearing the news, but then made an acceptance speech worthy of a seasoned..." November 17

  • Buster Posey adds MVP to trophy case

    San Francisco Chronicle ""The Buster Posey Story" continued on Thursday, but by this point in the plot you have to wonder whether the screenwriters might be laying it on a little thick. "It's like a movie," closer Brian Wilson said way back in 2010, when the opening credits were just starting to roll. "Like 'The Buster..." November 16

  • Buster Posey first catcher in 40 years to win NL MVP award

    Hardball Talk "The Giants' Buster Posey was the runaway winner for National League Most Valuable Player honors Thursday, claiming 27 of the 32 first-place votes. Posey was listed in the top three on every ballot to finish with 422 points. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun came in second place with three first-place..." November 15

  • Buster Posey wins National League Most Valuable Player in a landslide

    San Francisco Chronicle "In a result that should surprise nobody, Giants catcher Buster Posey has won the National League Most Valuable Player award, adding this coveted honor to his 2010 Rookie of the Year and 2012 Comeback Player of the Year honors. Posey won with 27 first-place out of 32 members of the Baseball..." November 15

  • Buster Posey: MVP

    McCovey Chronicles "Last year, shortly after the injury, SB Nation published an article from a doctor who suggested Buster Posey could come back in time for the playoffs. This was a sliver of hope, see. I tweeted a link out, just as anyone still in stage one of the Kübler-Ross stages of grief might have done. There..." November 15

  • Posey should win NL MVP award

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Only two previous catchers have led the National League in batting average in a season and one of them, Cincinnati's Ernie Lombardi, was named the league's Most Valuable Player in 1938 after hitting .342. Lombardi also topped the league in 1942 for Boston and catcher Bubbles Hargrave led in..." November 12

  • Posey among five finalists for NL MVP Award

    CSN Bay Area "Giants' catcher Buster Posey has been named one of five finalists for the National League's Most Valuable Player award, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. Posey led all of baseball with a .336 batting average to go along with a team-high 24 home runs and 103 RBIs and helped the Giants..." November 08

  • IBWAA Selects Posey Over Braun For NL MVP

    Brew Crew Ball "I just received the following press release from Howard Cole, Director of the IBWAA: Los Angeles - The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced its 2012 Most Valuable Player Awards Monday, electing Buster Posey in the National League and Miguel Cabrera in the American..." November 05

  • For San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, another ring eases pain of 2011

    San Jose Mercury News "As his last act of 2012, Buster Posey exploded out of his catcher's crouch, sprinted to the mound and hoisted 185-pound reliever Sergio Romo over his shoulder. Apparently, Posey's ankle is going to be OK. After nothing but pain and frustration a year ago, Posey capped his comeback in the..." October 29

  • Fall Classic foes Miggy, Posey win Aaron Award

    MLB.com "Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers and Buster Posey of the Giants paused from their Game 3 preparations on Saturday at Comerica Park to accept the Hank Aaron Award as the outstanding offensive performer in their respective leagues -- the first time in the presentation's history that both winners were..." October 28

  • Posey honored with Hank Aaron Award

    CSN Bay Area "Last year, Buster Posey was on the shelf. This year, his shelf is getting awfully crowded. It will be 20 more days until the NL Most Valuable Player Award is announced, for which Posey is considered a heavy favorite. But the Giants' cleanup-hitting catcher took home one heck of a satisfying..." October 28

  • Miggy, Posey recipients of '12 Aaron Award

    MLB.com "Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers and Buster Posey of the Giants paused from their Game 3 preparations on Saturday at Comerica Park to each accept the Hank Aaron Award as the outstanding offensive performer in their respective leagues -- the first time in the presentation's history that both winners..." October 27

  • San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey in the middle of Game 1 excitement

    San Jose Mercury News "Buster Posey had the best seat in the house for the best performances in the Giants' 8-3 victory over Detroit in Game 1 of the World Series. Posey caught both Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum on Wednesday night, the two guys a month ago nobody thought he could catch. Then he was in the on-deck..." October 25

  • Buster Posey will do "all the catching" in World Series

    Hardball Talk "Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez made one start in the NLDS against the Reds and another in the NLCS versus the Cardinals. But the 22-year-old is unlikely to catch at all during the World Series. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that..." October 24

  • Molina and Posey: Best in their field

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A bat in hand, San Francisco Giants cleanup hitter Buster Posey had only a minute to spare Monday before his turn came to work on a swing that will win awards and make him millions. He used it to consider the Cardinals Yadier Molina, a fellow catcher, and what he does so well with the less..." October 17

  • Posey celebrates, and deservedly so

    San Francisco Chronicle "Buster Posey isn't terribly fond of pies in the face, shaving-cream antics or shenanigans in general. When the really crazy stuff goes down in the Giants' clubhouse, he's usually elsewhere, bone dry. But not Thursday. Not after one of the greatest wins in franchise history. Teammates made sure..." October 12

  • Buster Posey wins NL batting title

    San Francisco Chronicle "Had the A's not celebrated a Hollywood ending and won their division, the most remarkable baseball story in Bay Area baseball Wednesday would have been the National League batting championship that Buster Posey won with a .336 average. Posey went 0-for-2 in a 5-1 loss, which ended the Giants'..." October 04

  • Could third base be in Buster Posey's future?

    CSN Bay Area "Giants manager Bruce Bochy made an interesting comment when discussing Buster Posey's athleticism and his above average defense at first base despite little experience. "I think he could play third," Bochy said. "That's how athletic I think he is." File away that thought. It's not the first..." October 03

  • Posey exits game because of back spasms

    CSN Bay Area "As much as the Giants would love to eliminate their archrivals, their top priority over this final series at Dodger Stadium is to remain healthy for postseason play. So even though Buster Posey's back spasms were believed to be minor and his exit merely a precaution after eight innings, it's no..." October 02

  • Humble Posey reaches historic milestone in Giants' 6-0 win

    CSN Bay Area "Bruce Bochy set a career-high in RBIs with 22 on Sept. 8, 1986. Six months later, Buster Posey was born. Twenty-five years later, Posey became just the third Giants catcher since 1900 to drive in 100 runs in a single season. "I didn't know that; that's pretty cool," Posey said when told he..." September 27