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Less than a year after cutting his cleats, San Francisco Giants legend Buster Posey joined the former team’s owner group.
The team made the announcement on Wednesday, marking the first time a former player has joined the organization as a principal partner and board member.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” said Posey.
“I’m excited to offer my insights,” he added. “As a San Francisco Giants player, I understand the expectations and that’s great.”
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The former catcher has had quite the offseason. The Giants won the NL West last year with 107 wins. They are on the verge of being eliminated from postseason contention in his NLDS, where he has been eliminated in five games and is currently on a disappointing 71-77 record.
This upcoming free agent class has been stacked, with two of the most acclaimed free agents, Aaron Judge and Trea Turner, both developing Giants fans.
Ownership does not hesitate to say they want to spend money This upcoming offseason, he’s gearing up for those guys.
“You know, we have a lot of flexibility this offseason.
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Posey tries to seduce them. He famously tried to bring in Shohei Ohtani and Jon Lester while playing, but failed.
“We have time to improve it,” he joked.
Posey will not be an ownership “ditch”, but will be an “advisor” to Chairman Greg Johnson and the rest of the ownership group.
“Not only do we benefit from a youthful perspective, we benefit from someone who plays on the field and wears orange and black,” Johnson said. It’s an honor to have you as a part of the.”
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Posey won three World Series with the Giants in 2010, 2012 and 2014, was named MVP in 2012, and was named an All-Star seven times, including last year’s final season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.