San Francisco Giants Make Right Decision By Signing Buster Posey to Nine-Year, $167 Million Deal

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

Expectations will be high for the San Francisco Giants heading into the 2013 season as they will not only look to earn the rights of being back-to-back World Series Champions, but the organization will be looking to capture their third title over the last four years. One of the main reasons why the Giants have been so successful over the last couple of years is because of Buster Posey as the catcher has quickly emerged into one of the league’s top players.

Now, it looks like San Francisco is ready to make him one of the league’s highest paid players as well.

The Giants have agreed to give Posey a hefty nine-year, $167 million deal that will keep him around San Francisco for the 2021 season with the team option for 2022 as well. The fact that Posey is entering just his fifth season with the Giants and has already played a key factor in helping the team win two World Series shows just how valuable he really is to the organization–which is why it was smart to lock him up now rather than wait any longer to work out a deal.

Whether or not San Francisco is one of the top contenders again in the National League will rely heavily on the shoulders of Posey and there’s no question he deserves every penny of this new deal with the type of career he’s displayed so far over the last four years with the Giants.

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