I was watching a San Francisco Giants game from last year the other day and one of the announcers made a comment about Buster Posey already thinking like a manager.
I don’t know why the thought of him being a manager had never crossed my mind before, but then I suddenly got excited thinking about him being the perfect heir apparent to Bruce Bochy once his time with the San Francisco Giants is finished.
Granted, I think both of them have a lot of time left at their current positions. Posey will turn 30 this year, while Bochy will turn 62, so both has about 10 good years left in them.
Bochy has certainly had a lot of success with the Giants, and unless something goes terribly wrong over the next five to 10 years, I think he’s the manager here for as along as he wants to be.
But once his career as a manager is over with the San Francisco Giants, I think Buster Posey could step in immediately and be a perfect fit to continue the winning tradition that’s been created by Bochy.
We all know that catchers make the best mangers, so Posey certainly meets that criteria. Plus, he once played all nine positions in a game while at Florida State, so he’s able to coach each position.
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But seriously, catchers do make great managers because they’re so involved in the game and controlling the situation. No one does that better as a player than Posey, so you would assume he could do the same as a manager.
Everyone in San Francisco obviously loves Buster Posey, so it would be perfect if the kid who brought so much success to this franchise as a player came back to do the same thing as a manager.
Of course, there is a lot that could happen between now and then. Sometimes teams have to part with franchise players like Posey at the end of their careers in order to move on and rebuild. If that were the case and it wasn’t handled properly, then Posey may not want to come back and manage the San Francisco Giants.
On the flip side, Posey could turn out to be a terrible manager and then you’d have to fire one of the most beloved San Francisco Giants players of all time.
Whether it’s a smooth transition from Bochy to Posey or not, I think it would be pretty cool if Posey came back to coach the San Francisco Giants one day.