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Why Bochy believes Posey is a lock for the Hall of Fame

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Many fans began debating Buster Posey's Hall of Fame candidacy shortly after the Giants catcher announced his retirement Thursday afternoon in a press conference at Oracle Park. 

Former Giants manager Bruce Bochy though, believes Posey is without a doubt destined for Cooperstown.

"Oh, there's no doubt in my mind. There's going to be comments out there 'well he didn't play long enough' or whatever. Here's how I look at it; there's not a player who impacted the game more than he did this past decade, and I'm talking a decade. You win three championships, of course, the batting title, comeback player of the year twice, all the other (accolades) he won.

"To me, he's a shoo-in for it. Sure he may not have the 400-500 homers, but for a catcher to do what he did and impact the game the way he did on both sides of the ball. Nobody did more, the rings show it. Three rings in 10 years, I think that's the evidence."

From one future Hall of Famer to another, that's high praise coming from Posey's former manager. 

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Posey will be eligible for enshrinement five years from now, but until then, the debate lives on. 

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