Posted March 10, 2013

Report: Giants, MVP Buster Posey talk extension

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Buster Posey and the Giants are in talks about a contract extension. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Buster Posey and the Giants are in talks about a contract extension. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The World Champion San Francisco Giants and National League Most Valuable Player Buster Posey are in preliminary talks on a contract extension, reports Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. 

Posey hit .336 with 24 home runs and 103 RBI for the Giants last season, after missing the most of the 2011 seasons with an injury. Posey is scheduled to make $8 million this season after agreeing to a one-year deal in January. He is eligible for arbitration the next three seasons before becoming a free agent after the 2016 campaign.

“Our view of Buster is that he’ll be reasonable,” Giants CEO Larry Baer said. “We’ve thrown some things out. They’ve thrown some things out. It’s going to be more evolved over time. It’s not a ‘check back in two weeks, we may have something’ kind of thing. Buster knows he’s going to be a Giant for the next four years, at least. There isn’t that kick of, ‘Come October, I might be changing uniforms.’ He’s not changing uniforms.”


2 comments
TA1
TA1

What do you pay a guy who has won 2 Worlds Series rings, ROY & MVP in about his first 2 1/2 years?????

Michael10
Michael10

League minimum, or thereabouts...same as everyone else gets in their first three years.

 

He's already getting $8 million this year. From there, there's three years of arbitration to buy out (maybe $30-36 million) and probably his first two or three years of free agency. No idea what that will actually be worth when he actually gets there (catcher is probably the most unpredictable position for injury and decline after pitcher), but this far out, he's probably looking at $15 million a year. He might get something similar to Molina--$75 million for five years--with a team option for a sixth that could bring it to around $90 million. That would be an awful generous deal, though, considering he's already under team control through the next four season. Maybe they get seven years in the $90-100 million range. It's tough to say when the guy's only got 300 games under his belt.

 

Albert Pujols put up twice the numbers Posey has in his first three seasons and got 7years/$100 million--but Posey isn't going to put up Pujols-type numbers in years 4 through 10...