July 6, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) high-fives Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera (right) at home plate after Cabrera hit a two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Buster Posey Has No Love Lost For Blue Jays Melky Cabrera


When Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended last season after testing positive for inflated levels of testosterone, a few of his San Francisco Giant teammates attempted to extend a helping hand to the shunned All-Star.

Buster Posey, the 2012 National League MVP, was not one of them.

Few players appeared to be more frustrated and irked at Cabrera than Posey, who at times appeared angry when he was forced to answer questions about Cabrera, eventually even refusing to acknowledge any query about the Melk Man – a pretty strong showing of emotion from the normally docile Posey.

So with the San Francisco Giants opening up their lone series in Toronto tomorrow, will there be any hugs and handshakes between the two? Apparently not, at least according to Giants beat writer Henry Schulman:

Buster Posey, who seemed most angered by Melky Cabrera’s drug suspension last year, said he’s not going to greet Cabrera warmly in Toronto on Tuesday night, but won’t ignore him either: “I’m not someone to go talk to other players before a game no matter what,” Posey said. “So when he comes to the plate it’ll just be ‘hello,’ and we’ll just compete.”

Despite a cold shouldered relationship between the two, all isn’t bad for Melky as the Giants plan to give Cabrera his World Series ring prior to tomorrow’s game.

I have a feeling Buster Posey wont be watching.

Tags: Buster Posey Melky Cabrera San Francisco Giants Toronto Blue Jays

  • jtrocker

    why did I waste a minute reading this over-exaggerated piece of so-called “writing”.

    Buster normally doesn’t chit chat with players on the other teams. So he is basically saying he will treat Melky like any other player.

    The frustration Buster showed last year was primarily because the Giants were moving on and the media wasn’t. The Giants were winning but the media simply kept asking about Melky over and over and over and over. So of course he was frustrated.

    Now I wasted 2 minutes over this crappy “article”.

  • Gage Cook

    What a dumb article. Posey never trash talks anyone, but leave it to the media to blow smoke where there’s no fire.