The Giants are open to signing a long-term deal with catcher Buster Posey, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
As a Super Two candidate, Posey is arbitration eligible this offseason and should get a nice pay raise. But the question is: for how many years?
The Giants are expected to open up discussions with Posey sometime this spring and talk about a blockbuster long-term deal.
Dave Flemming, one of their radio broadcasters, reports that there is no urgency but they would like a long-term deal sooner rather than later.
Posey is coming off of an incredible 2012 campaign that saw him win the MVP Award – hitting .336 with 24 home runs and 103 RBI – and lead his team to their second World Series’ title in three years. His effort also earned him the Comeback Player of the Year award after a collision at home plate ended his 2011 season prematurely.
All things considered, it is safe to speculate that both sides would be more than happy to sign a long-term extension and keep Posey as a Giant for life.