Pockets Full of Posey


A staple for the hometown San Francisco Giants since 2009, catcher Buster Posey’s retirement was commemorated on Saturday, May 7th. A future first-ballot Hall-of- Famer, Buster’s near-guaranteed trip to Cooperstown is highlighted by various career accomplishments. 

Senior Yordan Alvarez believes that “[Posey] will never be replaced. His legacy is 10 times what any other catcher on the Giants will ever be… He’d probably be better than Joey Bart even if he were 80-years old.”

Through his illustrious 12-year stint with the Giants, Buster managed to rack up three World Series championships, six All-Star nominations, 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, 2012 NL MVP, 2016 Gold Glove winner, and four Silver Slugger awards.

Sophomore Devin Keeting stated, “He’ll be missed on the team for sure, I can’t even remember a [Giants] team without Buster on it…” 

Now the question arises of who will replace the Cooperstown catcher in the coming years. Freshman Bosco Jennings thinks that it “will one-hundred percent be Joey Bart… the kid’s a stud.” However, the Giants are yet to keep him solely in rotation, instead, relying on a combination of veteran Curt Casali and rookie Joey Bart behind the dish.

Despite dropping their four previous games prior to Buster Posey’s commemoration, his return to Oracle Park seemed to be just the spark the Giants needed to kick it into another gear. Dominating the St. Louis Cardinals in a 13-7 win on Buster Posey day itself, the Giants then went on to win six straight games, blasting to second place in the NL West.