Why Buster Posey Owes me a Thank you, Lowell

Buster Posey owes me a thank you for getting him refocused on his job with my constructive and very pointed and well-deserved criticism. His job involves hitting home runs. He hit a homer in Game 1 vs. the Dodgers. I'm happy to have helped. Now he needs to make a [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|1 Comment

Why Buster Posey is Overrated

I say Buster Posey is overrated. I have been tweeting that and readers are sore at me. I can take it. Besides, I'm retired and life is grand. Is Posey an excellent hitter? Sure he is. Is Posey an excellent catcher? Sure he is. Is he a good guy? He [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|8 Comments

Tim Hudson on Buster Posey

Here is Tim Hudson explaining why it's a good thing that Buster Posey can hit: "If you're a catcher that can’t hit, a lot of times that catcher’s going to call a lot of pitches they can’t hit which a lot of the league can hit. I’m glad I have [...]

By | February 22nd, 2014|2 Comments

Who is essential to Giants’ future?

Here is the opening to my Sunday column. It explores the Barry Zito never-ending dilemma and then asks who is absolutely essential to the future of the Giants: Barry Zito has got to go. He may pitch OK on Monday night at home against the Padres. He does pretty well [...]

By | June 15th, 2013|20 Comments

Giants extend Posey 8 years.

The Giants gave Buster Posey an eight-year contract starting in 2014. It's being reported the deal is for $159 million. Add in the bargain rate they have Buster for in 2013 -- $8 million -- and the total deal is nine years at $167 million. As some of you may [...]

By | March 29th, 2013|18 Comments

Should Giants sign Posey long term?

Here is the opening to my Sunday column about Buster Posey: Should the Giants lock up Buster Posey to a long-term deal? Should they do it right now? The question is pertinent — you might say essential — because the Giants and Posey’s representatives are talking right now. They are [...]

By | March 23rd, 2013|8 Comments

Buster Posey MVP

Here is the opening to my Friday column about Buster Posey MVP: uster Posey is Derek Jeter. And that is the highest praise. Like Jeter, Posey does magic things, makes magic plays, makes magic throws, hits magic home runs — does things you barely can imagine, and he does them [...]

By | November 15th, 2012|8 Comments

Giants do damage control

I interviewed Giants president Larry Baer on Saturday in the press box during the Giants-Rockies game -- Rockies won 2-1.  We talked about Brian Sabean's now infamous rant about Scott Cousins and the Giants' response which, I thought, was a propaganda press release. Baer explained himself and added to my [...]

By | June 4th, 2011|16 Comments

Bay Area 10 most depressing sports injuries

ComcastSportsNet BayArea just published Grant's latest opus. This time he wrote about the Bay Area's ten most depressing sports injuries of all time, obviously a reaction to Buster Posey's horrible injury last week. Grant wrote this as therapy for you and him -- these injuries are sad. He also wrote [...]

By | May 31st, 2011|20 Comments

Bochy talks at length about Posey’s broken leg

Here is the pregame Q&A with Bruce Bochy in the dugout before today’s game. Please excuse all typos; I transcribed this in a hurry: What’s the lastest news about Posey? Right now it’s a lower-leg fracture, ankle fracture. X-rays did show that. Right now he’s getting an MRI so we’ll [...]

By | May 26th, 2011|3 Comments