Yes, it may only be January, but it’s never too early to be talking about baseball. The San Francisco Giants are currently the World Series champs and don’t seem to show any signs of why they shouldn’t win another.
Winning back-to-back is a rarity when it comes to World Series titles. In fact, it hasn’t happened since 1998 to 2000, when the Yankees won three straight titles.
Buster Posey, the reigning NL MVP, will surely have the Giants ready to make another run at the title in 2013, which would make two titles in the last three seasons for San Francisco. After a devastating injury that ended his 2011 season, Posey came back to win the Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2012 as well as the MVP on the way to earning his second World Series ring.
In my opinion, Posey is easily the best player in the National League and will lead the Giants to yet another appearance in baseball’s most coveted game. The former rookie of the year has been one of the most consistent hitters in all of baseball and is quite possibly, if not surely, the best catcher in all of baseball.
Posey hit .336 in 2012 with 24 home runs and 103 RBI. His postseason stats were almost as impressive as he batted .294 with three home runs and nine RBI.
He is the catalyst of this team and will be the x-factor down the stretch next season. There is no doubt in my mind or the minds of Giants fans everywhere that Posey will have yet another .300-plus average season and an MVP-worthy season, leading the Giants to their goal in 2013: the World Series.