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Biggio was no Buster Posey behind the plate

Jan 25, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT

Biggio catching.jpgThis morning I compared Buster Posey and Craig Biggio, but lamented that I couldn’t find any scouting reports of what kind of catcher Biggio was. The lesson here: I’m really, really lazy and should leave the researching to people who know what they’re doing.  People like lar from Wezen-Ball, who tracked down this old story about Biggio from USA Today:

He was a competent catcher, tough, aggressive, good at blocking pitches
in the dirt but not very accomplished at throwing runners out.

“They’ll
never win a championship with him catching,” St. Louis manager Whitey
Herzog said. Herzog admires Biggio’s speed and bat, not his throwing.

Posey, in contrast, is supposed to have a canon back there.  Still, it’s a neat idea to talk about it, and may become even neater if the Giants keep him squatting in the hot Fresno sun all summer.

  1. motherscratcher - Jan 25, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    1989 Donruss…nice.
    I have about 3,000 of those from back when my baseball cards were going to fund my first corvette. Heck, my Billy Ripken is probably worth about $20,000 all by itself, right?

  2. Luke - Jan 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    the billy ripken/f*ckface card was from the fleer set.

  3. motherscratcher - Jan 25, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Yes, I know that. I was just kind of refering to the value of all of the cards from the junk wax era. Looking at my comment I can see how it reads that way, though.
    .
    By the way, I have a Jose Canseco rated rookie I’d be willing to trade for a flat screen TV of any size, if you’re interested.

  4. Vic Conte - Jan 26, 2010 at 2:30 AM

    I have a picture of Canseco injecting Mr. McGwire in the a** with a needle that i’d be willing to trade…….

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