Hello and happy Thursday.
Barring something very weird, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey will be named as a NL All-Star starter today, marking his seventh All-Star selection.
So that seems like as good a time as any to celebrate him. Except when it’s made official and we celebrate him again.
The Giants released a 2021 mixtape video of Posey recently — it’s a highlight reel of what has been one of the best seasons in a truly remarkable career. It’s worth watching.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
How do Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado compare to the other great Giants slayers? (July 6, 2019 — Kenny Kelly)
- Grant Brisbee on the importance of July in determining how the Giants handle the trade deadline (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Maria Guardado on the Giants top draft pick from every season (MLB)
- Alex Pavlovic on how Brandon Crawford still hopes to pitch in an MLB game some day (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Eno Sarris on how the Giants coaches are helping Brandon Crawford and other veterans reach new heights (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley on why the Giants should turn to their AAA depth before they turn to trades (Mercury News)
- John Shea on why Brandon Crawford should be considered for the Home Run Derby (SF Chronicle)
- Brian Murphy on why Giants skepticism is reasonable, but he’s not buying it (KNBR)
What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight at 6:40 p.m. PT.
Have a great Thursday!