Giants catcher Buster Posey was voted the NL MVP Thursday. Below are the official statements from the organization's brass:
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Laurence M. Baer, Giants President and Chief Executive Officer:
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. Busters 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.
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Brian Sabean, Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager:
This is a great achievement and I couldnt 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 Busters 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.
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Bruce Bochy, Giants Manager:
Im thrilled that Buster won this very prestigious award. To go through what hes gone through over the past year and then do what he did in 2012, not many people can do that. Hes so valuable with the way he catches, handles the staff and hits cleanup while handling all thats 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 hes 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.
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