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2012 was an amazing year for catchers in the National League, as Buster Posey and Yadier Molina both put together six win seasons and finished in the top five of MVP voting, with Posey winning the award running away over runner-up Ryan Braun. In addition to those three, a pair of young, rising stars rounded out the top five in Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates and Chase Headley of the Padres. Headley's chances of a win in 2013 have been dealt a blow by his broken thumb, and of the top five finishers a year ago, the only one that a member of our staff picked to win in 2013 was Molina. But he wasn't the favorite, as two players stood out from the pack: Joey Votto and Matt Kemp.
Votto was on pace to win the award last season before getting knocked out for six weeks in the second half after meniscus surgery. The 2010 MVP is healthy this year, and you can pretty much pencil his stats in for the season if he stays healthy: 90+ walks, 25+ homers, a .300+ batting average, and a .4...
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Brian Sabean said he wanted Buster Posey to be a Giant for life, and that could very well be the case with the news that they have signed the reigning NL MVP to a massive deal.
Buster Posey is the San Francisco Giants' new franchise man.
The Giants rewarded NL MVP and batting champion with a $167 million, nine-year contract Friday, a deal that includes a club option for 2022 that could raise the value to $186 million over a decade.
The agreement is the longest for a catcher and the largest in Giants history, surpassing Matt Cain's $127.5 million...
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants have rewarded NL MVP and batting champion Buster Posey with a nine-year, $167 million contract.
Posey’s deal, announced Friday by the reigning World Series champions, includes a club option for 2022 that could raise the value to $186 million over 10 years.
The agreement is the longest for a catcher and the largest in Giants history, surpassing...
The San Francisco Giants and the 2012 NL MVP, Buster Posey just inked an eight year contract extension worth $167 million contract to continue to orchestrate behind the plate. The Giants gave the highest contract ever to their two-time World Series champ which also included a no-trade clause according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. This contract is the longest in years...
It’s been a good Friday for a few Major League Baseball players.
Earlier, we reported that the Detriot Tigers and pitcher Justin Verlander agreed to $180-million contract, now the reigning World Series champions San Francisco Giants, have followed suit and locked up their best player Buster Posey to a long term contract according to the team’s beat reporter Andrew Baggarly.
After leading their teams to last year's World Series, Justin Verlander and Buster Posey cashed in just hours apart Friday.
The All-Star pitcher and MVP catcher were guaranteed nearly $350 million in contracts by the Tigers and Giants, a sure sign of the baseball times: Teams are awash with revenue from television and high-priced tickets.
Verlander, an AL MVP and Cy Young Award...
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The San Francisco Giants have announced that they’ve extended GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy‘s contracts through 2016, and have options for 2017. It’s nice to see the team taking care of their GM and manager after winning two World Series in a three year span.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported earlier that the Giants and...
The Tigers and Giants each made a significant investment on Friday. Each deal was monumental, and each was necessary.
The Tigers signed Justin Verlander to a five-year contract extension that will take him through the 2019 season. The right-hander reportedly will earn $180 million over the next seven seasons, and a $22 million vesting option for the 2020 season could bring the total...
The San Francisco Giants reached agreement on an eight-year, $159
million extension with catcher Buster Posey, according to
If you hadn’t noticed, Major League teams have decided that the best way to use their current financial windfall is to keep their best players for essentially their entire careers. It wasn’t long ago that single team lifers like Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn were the outliers, but now, it is becoming unusual for an elite player to not sign a mega-contract with his original franchise...
With the season opening on Sunday night, it’s time for our last look at some of the risers and fallers in the recent ADP rankings. Again, since we’re just looking to identify simple trends we’re going to stick with the trend report on Mock Draft Central rather than be too concerned with actual ADP rankings from the NFBC as we have used through most of the spring. Besides, the...
Pete Kozma hit a grand slam and Yadier Molina added a two-run homer, leading Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 11-4 on Tuesday.
Wainwright made his final Grapefruit League start and pitched six solid innings. He allowed two runs and seven hits and struck out three.
Mets starter Jeremy Hefner received a scare in the top of the fourth when he was...
Today is the eve of Opening Day eve. There are elite eight games on tonight and the Astros vs. Ranger opener tomorrow evening. Plus Wrestlemania 29 is on Sunday night. And then the main event of Opening Day on Monday.
Here’s all of the muck that’s fit to rake in the way of baseball reads:
-How the Nats went from ugly to elite, by Joe Posnanski. [NBC Sports]
-ESPN’s expert award...