The SF Giants legend Buster Posey retired after an incredible 12 season career, but will we see him on the field managing the SF Giants in the not-too-distant future?
Ever since Buster Posey announced he was retiring from Major League Baseball, there has been speculation that he could one day be a manager in the big leagues. It is easy to understand why. Buster has always possessed a poise and maturity well beyond his years ever since he was a rookie managing an SF Giants pitching staff on its was to a World Series title in 2010.
Plus, there is the fact that former big league catchers have often become big league managers after they have retired from playing the game. Just in recent history Giants fans have witnessed this with Bruce Bochy, but there has also been Bob Melvin, Mike Scioscia, Mike Matheny, and Ned Yost just to name a few.
It is tough to say why catchers go on to become managers, but it may be because they are like managers on the field having to call a game and go out to calm down a pitcher if they're getting knocked around. This may give them the necessary experience to know how to manage a big league club.
In the case of Buster Posey, I think there would be near unanimity among Giants fans in wanting him to one day manage the SF Giants. In a dream scenario maybe Hunter Pence could be the bench coach.
But, of course, Posey one day becoming a manager depends all on his priorities after retiring from playing baseball. It seems highly likely that Buster will want to stay around the game, but in what capacity is all up to what he and his family want.
Buster has young children and is certainly 100% focused on being a dad right now. But perhaps when his kids grow up and move out of the house, Buster may find that he still has the itch to be a part of the game. If this is the case we can only hope that after 15-20 years of Gabe Kapler at the helm ideally delivering 10 or more World Series titles, Buster can come back and give us a hit of nostalgia and quite possibly be a great big league manager.