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Buster Posey is going to get some work at shortstop this spring

Feb 5, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

Last week the San Francisco Chronicle’s Bruce Jenkins tried to imagine Buster Posey pulling a Craig Biggio in order to save his knees or to keep busy or to allow Bengie Molina to remain the Giants’ catcher until his sons can succeed him or something.  Today we hear from Andrew Baggarly that the notion may not merely be the stuff of Bruce Jenkins’ fantasies:

Buster Posey isn’t “etched in stone” to begin the season at Triple-A
Fresno, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said. In fact, Bochy dropped a minor
bombshell: He and GM Brian Sabean have talked about giving Posey a look
at other infield positions, including shortstop, to increase the
options available for the rookie and the club . . . Long term, Bochy said the organization still sees Posey as a catcher.
But he’d be available for double-switches, etc., if he can play a few
other positions.

Shortstop? Hey, why not? Like I said last week, neat idea.  As someone who has no vested interest in how the Giants do or how Buster Posey develops, I’d love to see it because it’s different and different is good, and the more Posey the better.

Still, the guy is a plus defensive catcher who can hit and those guys don’t just fall out of the sky like rain and airplane engine parts, so it may not be the best move in terms of optimal asset utilization. 

  1. Ryan - Feb 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    all this to make Bengie Molina their starting catcher. This article needs a tag of “brian sabean hates the kids.”

  2. Eric Toms@sportsstation2 - Feb 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    Just give Molina the starting catcher role I mean it`s not like he’l call bad pitches or it will go to the backstop!

  3. Bob - Feb 5, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    Buster was to be the poster child of goodness for the Giants. And he hopefully will still be. This is after the Barry Bonds sadiness etc. Is Conner Gillespie still in the Giants future?

  4. Jon - Feb 5, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Any news on Conner Gillespie?

  5. Jberardi - Feb 5, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    Good God, why? Just make him your starting catcher already. This is an incredibly obvious move. The Giants really don’t deserve any of the young talent that they have…

  6. Richard Dansky - Feb 5, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    I’m guessing they also have him sell hot dogs between the third and fifth innings, play the organ during the seventh inning stretch, and perform interpretive dance out front of the ballpark before the game – anything to keep him from catching.

  7. Old Gator - Feb 6, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    He’s going to look like an idiot playing shortstop in that mask and chest protector, but hey, how different would history have been if Tony Kubek had been wearing the same outfit?

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