11/15/2012 6:33 PM ET
Giants statement regarding Buster Posey winning NL MVP Award
Giants catcher Buster Posey was named the 2012 NL MVP by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The team issued the following statements of congratulations to Buster:
“On behalf of the entire Giants organization and our fans, we congratulate Buster Posey on this tremendous achievement. He joins Willie Mays and Willie McCovey as the only Giants to win Rookie of the Year and an MVP award in franchise history. Buster’s work ethic, leadership skills and extraordinary talent represent all that is great about our game and what it means to be a San Francisco Giant. This is a proud day for Buster and his family, for the Giants and for our fans everywhere.” – Laurence M. Baer, Giants President and Chief Executive Officer
“This is a great achievement and I couldn’t be happier for Buster. He is establishing himself as one of the premier athletes in baseball today. His leadership and ability to produce offensively and play solid defense behind the plate makes him one of the most exciting and valuable players in either league. I also want to congratulate our entire baseball organization, including Buster’s teammates, our scouting and player development staff, our coaches and training staff for the role they all played in helping Buster earn this special honor.” – Brian Sabean, Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager
“I’m thrilled that Buster won this very prestigious award. To go through what he’s gone through over the past year and then do what he did in 2012, not many people can do that. He’s so valuable with the way he catches, handles the staff and hits cleanup while handling all that’s thrown at him. He not only has a huge impact on our lineup but a bigger impact with the way that he leads by example and we are extremely lucky that he’s a part of our organization. Buster is an exceptionally talented baseball player who has earned this high honor through his hard work, dedication and competitive spirit.” – Bruce Bochy, Giants Manager
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