Monday, November 15, 2010

Buster Posey is Giants Savior and Now also the Rookie of the Year

It was a two man race for the National League rookie of the year and in my biased opinion the best man won.
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey celebrates after defeating the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball's World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Not to take anything away from Jason Hayward who had a heck of a season himself or Jaime Garcia who in a more normal season could have been a run away winner but this year was all about Buster Posey.

Posey was magic wrapped up in awesomeness with a sprinkling of wise beyond his years ice cold water running through his veins in big moments.

From his 3 hit, 3 RBI debut to the 21 game Giants rookie record hitting streak, to his sizzling July where he was the best hitter in baseball all while dealing with the pressure of a contending team and being one of the few constant threats in the Giants lineup.

The final numbers:

.305/ .357/ .505 18HR, 67 RBI

The numbers are simply amazing but only tell part of the story of what he means to this team and this city.

Buster Posey is a well deserving Rookie of the year and the first to win it since 1975 when John Montefusco brought home the award.

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