Buster Posey

  • Revisiting Andrew Friedman’s Biggest Mistake: The 2008 Draft

    Revisiting Andrew Friedman’s Biggest Mistake: The 2008 Draft

    August 24, 2010 at 10:00 am 40 comments

    When the topic of “Andrew Friedman’s worst move” comes up, most fans go straight to Pat Burrell. But in the end, that free agent signing may pale in comparison to the decision to draft Tim Beckham over Buster Posey at the top of the 2008 draft. Posey made his big […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Leads The IL In OBP And OPS

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Leads The IL In OBP And OPS

    August 16, 2008 at 12:09 pm 2 comments

    Durham 6, Indianapolis 5. Nathan Haynes singled home the tying run in the top of the 9th and then scored the go-ahead run on a sac fly by Jon Weber…Jeff Niemann struck out 6 and walked 6 in 4.2 innings, allowing 2 hits and 5 runs. He also hit a […]

     
  • [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    June 6, 2008 at 2:50 pm 11 comments

    THE GOOD: The consensus seem to be that the Rays took the player with the best chance to be a superstar in the big leagues, in Tim Beckham. THE BAD: Can somebody please explain to us why Tim Beckham was wearing an old Devil Rays’ cap after he was drafted? […]

     
  • [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    [2008 RULE 4 DRAFT] Rays To Pick Beckham After Posey Makes $12MM Demand

    June 5, 2008 at 11:18 am 2 comments

    Word is starting to leak out that the Tampa Bay Rays will select high school shortstop Tim Beckham with the top pick in the draft. It had been thought that the Rays were deciding between Beckham and Florida State catcher Buster Posey. Many will say that the decision was based […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Power Struggle Within Rays Over Posey Or Beckham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Power Struggle Within Rays Over Posey Or Beckham

    June 5, 2008 at 7:19 am 1 comment

    Richmond 8, Durham 1. Chris Mason dropped to 2-6 after allowing 5 runs in 5.1 innings on 10 hits and no walks. He struck out 6…Reid Brignac had 2 of the Bulls 5 hits in 4 at bats. Montgomery 10, Carolina 2. Richard de los Santos gave up 2 runs […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    [THE HANGOVER] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    June 4, 2008 at 10:49 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Say what you will about Aki Iwamura, but this guy was born to hit in Fenway Park. His first at bat of the game was a typical Aki flyball to left field, only in Fenway that is a leadoff home run. Aki would hit 50 doubles if he […]

     
  • [DIONER NAVARRO] Dioner Navarro Is Heading For A Historic Season

    [DIONER NAVARRO] Dioner Navarro Is Heading For A Historic Season

    June 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm 8 comments

    Earlier today we took Steve Henson behind the woodshed for referring to Dioner Navarro as a “middling” catcher and for suggesting that if the Rays have any interest in winning, they should draft Buster Posey. A little voice in our head kept telling us that we we weren’t doing Navi […]

     
  • [RULE 4 DRAFT] Steve Henson Projects First Round And Make Zero Sense

    [RULE 4 DRAFT] Steve Henson Projects First Round And Make Zero Sense

    June 3, 2008 at 12:23 pm 2 comments

    Steve Henson of Yahoo! Sports projects the first round of the upcoming baseball draft and predicts that the Tampa Bay Rays will select Buster Posey, the catcher from Florida State. Of course his reasoning is a little screwy… 1. Tampa Bay Rays – Buster Posey, C (Florida State): All of […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Talent Or Need? Posey Or Alvarez? Rays Undecided?

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Talent Or Need? Posey Or Alvarez? Rays Undecided?

    June 1, 2008 at 11:36 am 1 comment

    Pawtucket 14, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann gave up 10 runs in 4.2 innings including 4 home runs. Jon Weber, Justin Ruggiano and Elliot Johnson homered for the Bulls. Reid Brignac was 1-3 with his 20th double. Carolina 7, Montgomery 6. Chris Nowak and Gabby Martinez homered for the Biscuits. Martinez’ […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Please Don’t Draft Posey

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Please Don’t Draft Posey

    May 31, 2008 at 6:50 am 6 comments

    Durham 10, Pawtucket 6. Chattanooga 4, Montgomery 0. Vero Beach 6, Brevard Co. 2. Greenville 6, Columbus 3.NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM… Desmond Jennings, who had yet to play this season, has been participating in extended spring games and could be activated today or tomorrow. [Biscuits Batter] No surprise […]