San Francisco Giants Give Buster Posey One-Year Contract

By Dan Parzych
(H. Darr Beiser/USA Today Sports)

After winning two World Series titles over the last three seasons, the San Francisco Giants realize they have something special in Buster Posey as the catcher is coming off a 2012 season in which he was named MVP of the National League. As the star catcher is entering his fourth full season with the new team, it looks like the Giants have rewarded their star catcher to avoid any chance of arbitration before the start of the 2013 season.

Posey recently agreed to a one-year deal with San Francisco that will pay him $8 million for the 2013 season and there’s no question–he’s well worth the money. While he was forced to miss most of the 2011 season with an injury, Posey has proven to be one of the most effective catchers in baseball when healthy and is coming off a steller 2012 season in which he finished with a .336 average to go along with 24 home runs and 103 RBIs–all of which are career highs.

As long as he can remain healthy again, there’s no reason why Posey shouldn’t be considered one of the top catchers in baseball once again heading into 2013–which will make the Giants strong contenders again to repeat. San Francisco showed last year they’re a special team loaded with talent and after earning their second World Series title in three years, there’s no question they will be motivated more than ever to make it three in four years and flirt with the label of becoming the next “dynasty” in baseball.

And if they do–Posey will be one of the major reasons why it happens.

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