Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey reacts after striking out in the 8th inning during game four of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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