Buster Posey will not be the Giants’ Opening Day Catcher
The Giants’ brass met several times this week in preparation of the winter meetings, which begin Monday in Indianapolis, and the feeling was Posey’s not quite ready to play everyday in the big leagues, meaning the Giants will need a buffer, someone to catch regularly until Posey emerges for good.
General manager Brian Sabean said the front office had a “raging debate” over whether Posey would be the No. 1 catcher, adding, “We came to the overall conclusion it would be a tall order to ask him to do that. He just hasn’t played a lot.”
The NL West is eminently winnable next year. The difference between the Giants winning it and losing it will likely come down to a small handful of games and a small handful of moves. By not giving Posey the job, I think they’re already a game and a move down.