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Biggio was no Buster Posey behind the plate

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This morning I compared Buster Posey and Craig Biggio, but lamented that I couldn’t find any scouting reports of what kind of catcher Biggio was. The lesson here: I’m really, really lazy and should leave the researching to people who know what they’re doing. People like lar from Wezen-Ball, who tracked down this old story about Biggio from USA Today:

He was a competent catcher, tough, aggressive, good at blocking pitches in the dirt but not very accomplished at throwing runners out.

``They’ll never win a championship with him catching,’' St. Louis manager Whitey Herzog said. Herzog admires Biggio’s speed and bat, not his throwing.
Posey, in contrast, is supposed to have a canon back there. Still, it’s a neat idea to talk about it, and may become even neater if the Giants keep him squatting in the hot Fresno sun all summer.