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A day later, it's sinking in. I almost feel relieved and at peace, as if the news of Buster's new megadeal somehow alleviated some of life's other stresses.
It also renews the faith that I have in the Giants organization. They're clearly committed to winning, have drafted and developed quality players with quality character, and those players want to continue winning in front of the best fans in baseball (sorry Cardinals fans...).
Yeah, it's a lot of money, but it won't hamstring the Giants into the future. Cain and Bumgarner are locked up for years and years, and while all three of our core Southerners are going to be accounting for a large chunk of cash moving forward, the dead/half-dead money of Lincecum and Zito respectively will be coming off the books after this year.
There's that, and the fact that we've won 2 in 3, in addition to AT&T Park being paid off soon. The Giants are making money hand over fist, and there's nothing to worry ...
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Buster Posey will be counted on to lead the Giants for the next several years.
Tools of ignorance indeed.
Try telling that to Giants catcher Buster Posey. He just signed a nine-year, $167 million contract extension. It’s the largest guaranteed contract in history for a player with three or fewer years of major league experience.
Posey rebounded from an horrific injury in...
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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.
San Francisco Giants fans can rejoice, Buster Posey will likely never wear another uniform again. The icon of the Giants signed a 9-year deal that will keep him in a San Francisco jersey until 2022.
The contract extension includes a full no-trade clause and can include incentives if Posey achieves certain accolades. It is an 8-year deal but could include a 9th year on a team option...
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...
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...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
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...
“We goin’ Sizzler. We goin’ Sizzler.”
That’s one of my favorite lines from from one of my favorite movies, “White Men Can’t Jump.” The line comes early in the movie when Sidney (Wesley Snipes) and Billy (Woody Harrelson) put money on a shooting contest. When it appears Sidney is about to make Billy look like the chump that he is, Sidney’s friend starts mocking...
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...
There are some players who become premium draft targets despite statistical shortcomings (Buster Posey) or injury concerns (Troy Tulowitzki) solely because of how they compare to the available talent at their respective positions. Robinson Cano has no such flaws, producing annual stat lines that rival the game’s best overall players, and the fact that he plays at a position with...
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...
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Buster Posey & Co. are the defending champs until someone knocks them off. They won 94 regular-season games in 2012, and Tim Lincecum wasnt his usual self, going 10-15 with a 5.18 ERA.
2. Angels 0-0 --
Trout, Pujols and Hamilton, oh my. Mike Scioscias club is one of the four favorites in Vegas thats good enough for us.
3. Nationals 0-0 --
They had a...