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Buster Posey retires
« Topic Start: November 03, 2021, 06:02:36 PM »
This is shocking. He’s got a decent HoF case.

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« Reply #1: November 03, 2021, 07:40:47 PM »
Wow!!

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Re: Buster Posey retires
« Reply #2: November 03, 2021, 07:52:56 PM »
Walking away from a $22 million option.

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Re: Buster Posey retires
« Reply #3: November 03, 2021, 08:06:55 PM »
2021 was his 2nd highest ops

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« Reply #4: November 03, 2021, 09:37:02 PM »
Damn   

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Re: Buster Posey retires
« Reply #5: November 03, 2021, 10:53:30 PM »
https://sports.yahoo.com/buster-posey-to-reportedly-retire-after-fantastic-12-year-career-with-giants-214653748.html

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Buster Posey headed to Baseball Hall of Fame
If this is truly it, Posey walks away from the game as one of the greatest catchers of all time. He owns a career .302/.372/.460 slash line over 12 seasons in the majors. His production came in an era where superstar catchers were exceedingly rare. Since Posey's rookie season in 2009, the catcher position hit just .242/.311/.389.

Posey was excellent from the start, taking home the Rookie of the Year award in his first full season in the majors. He was elected to the All-Star team seven times, won a batting title, a Gold Glove, four Silver Sluggers and was named the National League MVP in 2012.

Posey also won three World Series rings with the Giants, in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He was one of nine players to be with the team for all three of those championships, and outlasted all of them.

Over that period, Posey came to define the current era of Giants' baseball. His best seasons came during the team's dynasty, and he remained a fantastic player late in his career. Injuries became an issue as he aged, though a year away from the game allowed Posey to post one more superstar-caliber year before leaving the game for good.

The impending retirement would put Posey up for Hall of Fame induction following the 2027 MLB season. The Hall of Fame has been notoriously tough on catchers, but the landscape is changing. St. Louis Cardinals great Ted Simmons was inducted by one of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Era Committees. Minnesota Twins great Joe Mauer will be eligible in 2024, and has a strong case for induction.

By bWAR, Posey is the 14th-best catcher of all time. The only players ahead of him on that list not currently in the Hall of Fame are Mauer, Thurman Munson and Gene Tenace. Seven catchers with lower bWAR totals than Posey are already in the Hall of Fame.

Given his production behind the plate — especially in the era in which Posey played — and his numerous awards and postseason excellence, Posey is worthy of the Baseball Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/jaws_C.shtml

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Re: Buster Posey retires
« Reply #6: November 04, 2021, 12:09:48 PM »
He's one of those players I've always assumed was having a Hall of Fame career.