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(SFGate)   Is Buster Posey the Derek Jeter of the West?   ( divider line
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2840 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Oct 2012 at 6:17 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-29 10:39:50 PM  
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There's no way that you can argue with a straight face that San Francisco has half of the offensive talent the Yankees had.

Of course, Derek Jeter is simply a good hitting shortstop. That's it.

Buster Posey is a good hitting catcher who calls a GREAT game, and makes his pitchers better.

So, yeah, it's an insult to Buster Posey, IMO, to make the comparison. He has a much harder job, with less talent to work with. Yes, they have Cain (and a struggling Lincecum), go ahead and try to tell me how Vogelsong is the Roger Clemens of the Giants.
2012-10-29 08:32:26 PM  
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TimonC346: Palmer Eldritch: Kind of a silly comparison. Posey is about to win an MVP. How many MVP awards has Derek Jeter won? Exactly. Jeter is a fantastic complementary piece, but Posey is a real-deal Hall of Famer. Jeter will probably get in on the strength of having played in a big market, but I doubt it will be on the first ballot.

I watched the 10 greatest plays in baseball history a few months back. 2 of them belonged to Jeter (Smashing his face for the foul, and the famous come out of nowhere flip to Posada)

The face smashing is a little overblown. A SS with more range has a shot at that without as much smashing.

The flip play was just about as great a thing as I've seen in baseball. Turned that series around, too (Athletics were up 2-0 in a best of 5.)
2012-10-29 08:01:56 PM  
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2012-10-29 07:25:24 PM  
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Why Would I Read the Article: No, because Buster Posey is a fantastic defensive player, and not a huge liability.

Came here to say more or less this.

Jeter isn't the worst defensively, but he's been in the bottom 50% of players at his position defensively for most of his career. He has an amazing ability to turn routine ground balls into diving/sliding/spinning highlight plays.
2012-10-29 06:40:00 PM  
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No. Buster Posey is likable.
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