Giants players meet with the media

February 3, 2012 11:31:42 PM PST
Baseball season is almost here. The Giants will hold FanFest Saturday at AT&T Park from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It's free.

Friday, the Giants met the media. All eyes were on catcher Buster Posey, who still hasn't spoken to the man who took him out last year, Scott Cousins.

"I think it's better just to not talk about some things, you know; just let the past be the past and keep looking forward to getting better," Posey said.

Posey is getting better. He believes the emotional peaks and valleys of his seven month long ankle rehabilitation are behind him and he fully expects to be ready for the spring training opener.

"A big step, mentally and physically, is just going to be playing in a game, catching and inning or two, get an at-bat, that'll be nice, I mean I'm looking forward to that," Posey said. "I'm looking forward to competing and that'll be the best thing, is just getting back in the action."

Brian Wilson also ended the 2011 season on the disabled list with an inflamed elbow. He says he's 100 percent healthy. He also offered the first prediction for 2012.

"Fully confident that we'll be opening the season with a save, which means a Giants win," Wilson said.

If true, chances are Tim Lincecum will be the winning pitcher of record that day in Arizona. He can go into that game with a clear mind, no contract or arbitration to worry about. A two year, $40 million deal is in the books.

"Actually I'll be honest with you, I signed the piece of paper about 35-40 minutes ago," Lincecum said. "It was a relief for me and also it was a moment to rejoice and look back at what's happened and what's kind of led up to here. That weight was lifted. No more thinking about it or what fans are wondering. It's set in stone. It done and let's move on from here."

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