March 5, 2013
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey suffers a broken left ankle and torn knee ligaments following a devastating collision at home plate that wiped out his 2011 season.
Updated by Joe D. on 2/28
Interestingly enough, the topic of Travis D'Arnaud blocking the plate came up last night during our conference call with Sandy Alderson. Matthew Artus broached the subject with Sandy and asked him to elaborate on his feelings about catchers blocking the plate and if D'Arnaud's injury history played a factor in the team's decision.
"This particular issue has gotten some coverage in recent days," the Mets GM said. "I think that Mike Matheny with St. Louis was suggesting there should be a rule change about collisions at home plate."
"I think that you have to be sensible with this, catchers themselves have to be sensible about this. At this point the rule is what it is, and it's really something we've only begun to address publicly over the last couple of days."
"With the concern that all sp