Hard to trade SF Giants: Buster Posey
We have seen the rise and fall of Buster Posey before our very eyes. It has been sad to see, but it is only natural for a catcher. But there is an even more important question surrounding Posey: would the Giants even entertain trading him?
And given his no-trade clause, would he let them?
Personally, I think all efforts should be made to keep Buster a Giant until retirement. It may be difficult, but he has meant so much to the franchise that he deserves to play his whole career in San Francisco as he expressed his want to do.
Plus, it would be very very difficult to trade Posey. He is due to make north of $21 million each of the next three seasons, so a team would have to be mighty desperate for a veteran catcher or the Giants would have to take on some of his remaining contract.
The sad thing is that Posey seemed primed for a rebound in 2020 after his hip injury had really limited his abilities at the plate for the last few seasons. He looked to have his lower body in spring training and was driving the ball the way he used to.
In a perfect world, we would get back to baseball and Posey would find some of his old form so that only the crazed Giants fans on the fringes would advocate trading him.
There is still the question of Joey Bart waiting in the wings, but I have a feeling Buster still has enough value defensively and enough left in the tank offensively to hold onto the catcher’s spot for at least another year or two.