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Everything’s jake between Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum

Feb 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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A lot of ink was spilled last year talking about an alleged rift between Tim Lincecum and Buster Posey. One that had Hector Sanchez catching Lincecum most of the time with Posey playing first base or taking a breather.

As is often the case with the opening of spring training, however, reports of any disconnect are being downplayed now, with Andrew Baggarly reporting that Posey and Linceucm are waxing friendly and compatible:

“Yeah, that’s something that I’m going to be working on this year,” Lincecum said of working with Posey. “Obviously we didn’t throw to each other many times last year, but when we did – in the playoffs – it worked out. There’s nothing going on. It’s just a matter who was coaching that day and who (manager Bruce) Bochy would put in there.”

Posey called the matter “just speculation. Timmy and I have a great relationship. And ultimately, he and I want the same thing, and that’s to win.”

Baggarly notes that there’s still a good chance that Posey won’t be catching Lincecum much this year, as Bruce Bochy still wants to spell him at first base.  But it sounds like the often floated notion that there is some sort of bad blood between the two of them is bunk.

  1. chacochicken - Feb 11, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    That’s not what Curt Schilling told me.

    • Old Gator - Feb 11, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      You sure that wan’t Bill Madden in a Gary Busey Halloween mask?

    • tsup8 - Feb 11, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      Curt Schilling is a moron…tell him to have fun auctioning off his catsup stained sock…enjoy bankruptcy loser…

  2. stlouis1baseball - Feb 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    “Jake,” and ‘bunk.”
    Wow…C.C…you are one far out hip cat.

  3. fearthehoody - Feb 11, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Bunch of NorCOW Hipsters

  4. yankeepunk3000 - Feb 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    it really could of just been giving Posey time playing first so he wouldn’t tire out playing catcher all season with a hurt or injured leg.

  5. macjacmccoy - Feb 12, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    Come on Craig really? They say there was never a problem so speculation that there was one is bunk? How many times outside of Kobe and Shaq have you heard a player openly admit that he has a personal problem with a teammate? It doesnt happen. Now I have no clue if they have a problem or not. But them saying they dont holds about as much weight as the people who speculate that they do.

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