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 and the riches contract ever for a catcher, passing Twins’ Joe Mauer. Before this deal, Posey was set to make $8 million in 2013 and then head to arbitration until after the 2016 season. But now this contract buys out several years of free agency and marks a huge committment to the reigning NL MVP.
Posey made an incredible comeback from a broken leg when Scott Cousins of the San Diego Padres collided with him at home plate in 2011. He came back in 2012 and put up stellar numbers by batting .336BA .408OBP .549SLG 24 HR 103 RBI and 39 DBLs which led to his first MVP and Silver Slugger Award. This is a smart move on the San Francisco Giants part as they obviously feel that the 26-year-old, Posey, is a franchise player and barring injuries should continue to produce at an all-star.
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