Originally written March 29, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Well, the San Francisco Giants have their man locked up. The defending World Champions will go into the 2013 season with reigning NL MVP Buster Posey signed for the next nine years, at a total cost of $167 million. Posey already had agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal for 2013 to avoid arbitration, and his extension will kick in starting in 2014. $159 million in new money is coming to Posey. The details of the contract are mind-numbing. After the $8 million he'll make this year, Posey will make $12.5 million in 2014, $16.5 million in 2015, $20 million in 2016, and $21.4 million over the final five years of the deal. He also gets a full no-trade clause, a $7 million signing bonus, and a $22 million club option for 2022 that has a buyout of $3 million, pushing the total max value of the contract to $193 million before taking any incentives into account. Whew. Posey's contract is the longest and most expensive in Giants history, the longest contract ever given to a catche...
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