Oct 11, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey walks off the field after defeating the Cincinnati Reds to win the 2012 NLDS at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 3/30: Good Morning Folks

Welcome to your Saturday morning, Bay Area. Here are some great articles to kick off your weekend:

Giants’ Buster Posey Deserved This $167 Million Deal

But there is more to this, of course, because Posey has so much more to him.

In the middle of more manic personalities and less predictable talents, Posey is the serene, exacting, hyper-disciplined epitome of everything the Giants have become and hope to be for years and years.

– Tim Kawakami, Bay Area News Group

Matt Flynn: Not the Wisest Decision for the Oakland Raiders

Signing Flynn, Oakland would inherit a remaining two years and $11.5 million contract, when what would make the most sense is using that money on a quarterback in the draft for less than that amount. Without a second round pick, if people like Mike Glennon, E.J. Manuel, Tyler Wilson or even Ryan Nassib by chance fall to the third round, it could be more beneficial for the Raiders to wait and take their chances on those possibilities.

– Jonathon Comeaux, Rant Sports

Golden State Warriors More Talented Than ‘We Believe’ Version But Not as Gritty

The current Warriors lack that kind of rugged spirit. When at their best, draining 3s and sprinting up and down the court and playing actual defense, they operate with orchestral rhythm and precision. They are capable of beating any opponent.

Even then, however, they are missing the grit and toughness so essential to becoming a serious player in the league.

Not the superficial toughness of a Draymond Green flagrant foul or David Lee’s hard foul on LeBron James in December or the stray elbow Lee delivered to Dwight Howard on Monday. Those represent little more than stand-your-ground statements.

– Monte Poole, Bay Area News Group



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