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Giants Will Discuss Long-Term Deal With Posey

May 12, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

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