Even after being on three World Series-winning teams in less than a decade, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey isn't satisfied. He wants more, and he wants the Giants to be competitive in 2019.
Posey doesn't want to hear about a rebuild, and he was thrilled to see the Giants' front office meeting with free-agent superstar Bryce Harper.
"Sign him up," Posey told Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle. "What team out there wouldn’t want a Bryce Harper or a Manny Machado or a lot of these free agents?
"We want the best competition, so you know you’re going to see a great game. Not like, 'Oh these guys are in a rebuilding mode.' We’ve got to figure out a way that, in each game, the fans have the feeling the competition is at its highest."
The 2012 NL MVP took it a step further on Twitter when he threw shade at teams waving the white flag before the season even starts:
The Giants have been relatively quiet this offseason aside from hiring new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi. They haven't added any significant pieces, but the team also hasn't lost any major players, though ace Madison Bumgarner has popped up in trade rumors.
And, while a rebuild hasn't exactly kicked into high gear, the Giants have endured consecutive losing seasons, finishing no higher than fourth in the NL West while their core ages.
Posey, 31, hasn't escaped unscathed. He missed a large swath of the 2018 season due to hip surgery, though he's expected to be ready for Opening Day in 2019. The longtime Giants catcher remains optimistic the team will return to its past form.
"I think that if we can get in that mode, one that a lot of us have experienced in the past, that we can make a run at being back to where this city deserves the team to be."