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  • Buster Posey chasing Dick Dietz!

    In 1970 S.F. Giants catcher Dick Dietz had 107 RBI. That is the San Francisco Giants all time single season RBI record for a catcher.* Can Buster catch Dietz? We'll find out.

    Through 140 team games
    Dietz- 98 RBI
    Posey- 87 RBI

    Granted Posey is well behind Dietz at this point. However, Posey has been red hot since the All-Star break plus he plays the next six games in two great hitters' parks: Coors Field and Chase Field.

    *Note: The all-time franchise record is held by Walker Cooper in 1947 with 122 RBI.
    Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 09-10-2012, 12:26 PM.
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    It's pretty amazing but in a few years he could arguably be the best catcher the Giants have ever had with well over 100 years of history.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
      It's pretty amazing but in a few years he could arguably be the best catcher the Giants have ever had with well over 100 years of history.
      He should reach this point before age 30. The Giants have never had an all-time great at catcher ever. In San Francisco their best catcher ever is either Tom Haller or Bob Brenly. Roger Bresnahan is a Hall of Famer but he only played seven seasons (751 games) for the NY Giants.
      Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 09-10-2012, 03:27 PM.
      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      • #4
        I would think Chief Myers was the best. He had a pretty decent career with em. I would say Haller or Danning are next.
        "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

        "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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        • #5
          Frankly, the bar isn't too high for Buster to reach to be the Giants best catcher, but with that said, he's on track to be a VERY good catcher for quite a while. His at bat against Blanton yesterday when he hit his homer was a thing of beauty. I'd just like him to get better at blocking balls in the dirt. But that's a quibble.

          All in all, a MVP candidate now, and likely many years to come.
          “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KHenry14 View Post
            Frankly, the bar isn't too high for Buster to reach to be the Giants best catcher, but with that said, he's on track to be a VERY good catcher for quite a while. His at bat against Blanton yesterday when he hit his homer was a thing of beauty. I'd just like him to get better at blocking balls in the dirt. But that's a quibble.

            All in all, a MVP candidate now, and likely many years to come.
            Here's a pitch-by-pitch analysis of that 11-pitch at bat!

            http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...for-his-pitch/
            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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            • #7
              And Buster just went yard to get his 20th HR of the season. Only Haller and Dietz are previous Giants catchers to get 20 in one year, and now Buster too!
              “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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              • #8
                Actually, that was Buster's 21st home run!
                Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                • #9
                  Well, homer's in back to back games are throwing me off!
                  Last edited by KHenry14; 09-11-2012, 08:46 AM.
                  “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                  • #10
                    Giants @ Colorado, 9/10/12

                    Posey: 3 for 5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 H, HR

                    Thru 141 team games
                    Dick Dietz- 99 RBI
                    Buster Posey- 89 RBI
                    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                    • #11
                      Her's how Posey stacks up against what I consider the two greatest seasons by a Giants' catcher.

                      Code:
                      Year   Player         G   PA  R  H  2B 3B HR RBI SB CS  BB  SO  BA   OBP  SLG  OPS OPS+ TB 
                      1947  Walker Cooper  140 547 79 157 24  8 35 122 2  UK  24  43 .305 .339 .586 .926 140 302
                      1970  Dick Dietz     148 612 82 148 36  2 22 107 0  1  109 106 .300 .426 .515 .941 153 254
                      2010  Buster Posey   128 532 67 152 33  0 21  89 1  1   61  85 .330 .404 .538 .942 167 248
                      Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 09-11-2012, 03:37 PM.
                      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                      • #12
                        It would be great for Buster to reach the marks, but long-term, I think it'd be very wise to make him a full-time 1B. Less games lost for rest during the season and a much higher reduction of injury risk. I mean if the Gmen had a star at 1B, I'd understand, but move Buster there and sign one of the many C's this offseason with the kid as a backup could help him produce more as he'll likely see more starts.
                        "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                          It would be great for Buster to reach the marks, but long-term, I think it'd be very wise to make him a full-time 1B. Less games lost for rest during the season and a much higher reduction of injury risk. I mean if the Gmen had a star at 1B, I'd understand, but move Buster there and sign one of the many C's this offseason with the kid as a backup could help him produce more as he'll likely see more starts.
                          I wonder if they will go after A.J. Pierzynski.
                          "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                          "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                            It would be great for Buster to reach the marks, but long-term, I think it'd be very wise to make him a full-time 1B. Less games lost for rest during the season and a much higher reduction of injury risk. I mean if the Gmen had a star at 1B, I'd understand, but move Buster there and sign one of the many C's this offseason with the kid as a backup could help him produce more as he'll likely see more starts.
                            They have a rising player in Brandon Belt at first base. I have followed Belt all through his professional career. I saw him play at San Jose. Belt is the real deal. Belt is going to be Fred McGriff/Justin Mounreau level of hitter in his prime. Plus Belt is brilliant with the glove. Also, a lot of Posey's value at catcher is calling a good game and his defense.
                            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                            • #15
                              Walker Cooper
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                              Dick Dietz
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                              Busta!
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                              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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