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Buster Posey, Giants talking extension

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06:13 PM ET 02.08 | The San Francisco Giants and catcher Buster Posey are open to discussing a long-term contract this spring, GM Brian Sabean told reporters on Friday. Posey signed a one-year, $8 million deal earlier this offseason to avoid arbitration. Posey is coming off of an amazing 2012 season, where he won the NL MVP Award and his second World Series title in three years. He hit a blistering .336 with 24 home runs and 103 RBI, claiming the batting title and the Comeback Player of the Year Award after Scott Cousins derailed his 2011 campaign. There is no question that the Giants would like to ink Posey to a blockbuster, multi-year contract, and it sure looks to be heading that way.

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February 8, 2013  10:49 PM ET

.336
24
103
These are easy-to-understand statistics.

February 8, 2013  10:52 PM ET

He's one of the most important players on the team (along with Cain). Just pay the man.

February 9, 2013  05:58 AM ET

When you consider how important it is to have a catcher that calls a great game, plays a strong game defensively, then throw in on top of that great hitting, power, run production. Posey is of great value to the Giants and the fans love him. Guys like him make MLB better.

February 9, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

When you consider how important it is to have a catcher that calls a great game, plays a strong game defensively, then throw in on top of that great hitting, power, run production. Posey is of great value to the Giants and the fans love him.

* see Joe Mauer

February 9, 2013  12:47 PM ET

yes,,things looking mighty bright to say the least,this catcher could very well reach double digits in his new contract, and what is more important? the quality in the stealth been used by the surgeon in his broken ankle work perffectly!!!

February 9, 2013  12:48 PM ET

now is the right time to talk about mega-deal where there is no pressure at all, both sides should get mutual agreements in the right offer though,,,

February 9, 2013  12:51 PM ET

If Posey was in the NFL he would be a franchise player, so the Giants need to lock him up long term, and don't forget to keep playing him at first base some to rest his legs.

February 9, 2013  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

When you consider how important it is to have a catcher that calls a great game, plays a strong game defensively, then throw in on top of that great hitting, power, run production. Posey is of great value to the Giants and the fans love him. Guys like him make MLB better.

this catcher was in bad spot back then when he broke his ankle,and nobody knew what to expect after that freaky accident,,,,but things workout for the best in benefit for the catcher and that's the best answer to this new contract,,100 plus RBI'S 336 avg/24 homruns/ everything looks good in san francisco giants team,,,,

February 9, 2013  01:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's one of the most important players on the team (along with Cain). Just pay the man.

The dude not only has a lot of ability but also has a lot of heart.

February 9, 2013  01:08 PM ET

Buster is a fantastic player. Coming back better than ever after that nasty injury was very impressive. Fun to watch a player that appears to be of a HOF caliber.

February 9, 2013  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

When you consider how important it is to have a catcher that calls a great game, plays a strong game defensively, then throw in on top of that great hitting, power, run production. Posey is of great value to the Giants and the fans love him. Guys like him make MLB better.

Well said Yog

February 9, 2013  02:42 PM ET

Sign him up, he's worth it!!!

February 9, 2013  07:17 PM ET
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* see Joe Mauer

Never heard of him.

 
February 9, 2013  07:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Fun to watch a player that appears to be of a HOF caliber.

Exactly. Just like Brent Morel.

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