Buster Posey may not play for the San Francisco Giants anymore, but he's still an important part of the team.
On Wednesday the Giants announced that the legendary catcher is joining the team's ownership group. It's a historic move for the franchise, marking the first time that a former player will serve as a principal partner and member of the Board of Directors for the club.
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San Francisco fans are optimistic that Posey can have the same level of success behind the scenes as he did on the diamond. Posey was a three-time World Series champ and a seven-time All-Star during his 12-year career with the Giants, leading them to 107 regular season wins in 2021 before retiring.
For Posey, this represents a major next step and a new chapter in his baseball life. Catchers are natural leaders on the field, so hopefully his experience in that role can translate to his new leadership position.
Posey is also still young (35) and less than a year removed from playing, which means he's extremely attuned to the modern game and what it takes to win. While San Francisco's performance cratered without him this year, perhaps he can help get the team back on track on his new role.