Giants’ Buster Posey Wins National League MVP – Also Better Than You

By Bryan Rose

So, let me get this straight.

October 31, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher

Buster Posey

(28) waves to the crowd during the World Series victory parade at Market Street. The Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in a four-game sweep to win the 2012 World Series. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

Buster Posey has played in 308 Major League Baseball games.

In just 108 games, after being called up days before June of 2010, Posey overtook the Giants’ starting catcher spot and in the process won the National League Rookie of the Year honors, won a World Series and essentially managed the best pitching staff in baseball.

Fast forward 45 games into 2011 and Posey has one of the more devastating and gruesome injuries in baseball history, forcing him to miss the majority of the season – leaving his future unknown.

So how does he deal with that injury?

He comes back the following season and wins the National League MVP.

Posey, who received 27 of the 32 first place MVP votes and became the the first catcher in 70 years to win the league’s batting title, won his first MVP in a landslide – besting the second place vote getter, Ryan Braun 442 votes to 285.

So in essentially, what adds up to two full seasons (in terms of games played), Posey has two World Series rings, has emerged as a leader both on and off-field, won a Comeback Player of the Year award after dealing with a potentially career ending injury, wins the first batting title as a catcher since 1942 and can now add the NL MVP trophy to his mantle.

Yeah. He’s alright.