“Buster is just a class kid.”
—Hall of Famer Johnny Bench

"He's in a perfect situation. He's got youth on his side, and he's in a good organization.”

"When I heard about the injury, I was anxious to see how this happened. Buster put himself in such a bad position ... Buster is laying in front of home plate, and it's like having a disabled car in the middle of a four-lane highway.”

“He's got great discipline at the plate.”
—Giants manager Bruce Bochy

"It's nice to have a hitter like that who you're confident is going to put the ball in play.”

"You talk about a catcher hitting cleanup, you think of a Johnny Bench. That's who comes to mind. You just don't see many of these guys.”

“Buster's just coming up, and already, you see the hands he has.”
—Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum

“He cares about what's going on defensively with our team, which is something you can't say for a lot of catchers, especially for a young guy coming up.”
—Cy Young winner Barry Zito

“Posey has been our guy all year.”

"He has handled everything that's been thrown at him.”
—Former eammate Jonathan Sanchez

“He's obviously made a huge impact, at the plate and behind the dish.”
—Former teammate Freddy Sanchez

“Buster's a sponge. He's just listening and trying to absorb everything he can as fast as he can.”
—Former Giants All-Star Will Clark

“I thought when he put the gear on for the first time, he'd walk like a duck. After three pitches, I said, 'You got to be kidding me.' He looked as if he had been catching all his life.”
—FSU baseball coach Mike Martin

"He treated everyone with respect, but if someone needed to be dealt with, Buster dealt with him.”

“He is one of a kind ... I’ve never had a catcher used as a closer.”

“Buster is good people. Everything you hear from other people in the business, they all say just how unique and special Buster is. He's a special person who cares about how other people feel.”
—FSU assistant coach Mike Martin Jr.

“Posey is good!”
Phillie manager Charlie Manuel

“He's a great kid. You can see that he was very, very well raised.. You watch—he's going to have a great career.”
—Former teammate Benji Molina

“This is baseball, and as they can tell you, it's a business... I've been in the league so long. I know how baseball goes.”

“He destroyed us!”
Miami baseball coach Jim Morris

“I still kind of shake my head when I see Buster and sit there and think, That's our son.”
—Buster’s mom Traci

“Buster is going to be Buster, and that's the thing that hasn't changed— the pressure never gets to him.”
—Buster’s dad Jack


Johnny Bench,
Black Book Partners archives


Tim Lincecum,
2008 Sports Illustrated


Will Clark, 1990 BBCM

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