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Giants working on megadeal with Posey

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08:08 AM ET 03.21 | For the record, the Giants are 2-for-2 in World Series when young star Buster Posey plays, and 0-for-ever without him. The Giants have quietly started contract talks with the goal of locking up [Posey] to a mega deal. Word is, there's a decent-sized gap at this point, though not enough of a gap that the team or Posey has given up trying. Posey surely would like to be a Giant for life if at all possible, and the Giants, run by very smart and deep-pocketed people, wouldn't be opposed to such an arrangement, either, if it can be accomplished. The question is, how long? And of course, for how much? These are not easy questions since Posey is a once-in-a-generation type player who's won two World Series and an MVP award.

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March 21, 2013  08:37 AM ET

He's worth the Money!!!

March 21, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's worth the Money!!!

yes he is...the pride of Leesburg GA, damn nice kid too.

March 21, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Ten years? At the end of which he would be 35? And, probably not as a full time catcher, either.
If I were the GM I would try to negotiate a ten year contract with a nice base salary, and, add in incentives that could make the contract worth more in those seasons when he was very good, or great, but would rescind back to the base when he had an off season or suffered an injury.
I doubt something like that will happen but that is what I would try to do.

March 21, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Just pay the man.

March 21, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's worth the Money!!!

Everybody thought Joe Mauer was as well.

March 21, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Everybody thought Joe Mauer was as well.

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This

March 21, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Once in a generation player? He's very good but he's not literally a once in a generation player.

March 21, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Once in a generation player? He's very good but he's not literally a once in a generation player.

I think Harper may be more of a once in a lifetime player than Posey. Biggest advantage Posey is he's a catcher and that is in very short supply. And that moniker in the first place is kind of misleading - because you would have to have an entire career of "career" years to qualify. And AP comes to mind when that is stated. Even his down years are great.

March 21, 2013  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I think Harper may be more of a once in a lifetime player than Posey. Biggest advantage Posey is he's a catcher and that is in very short supply. And that moniker in the first place is kind of misleading - because you would have to have an entire career of "career" years to qualify. And AP comes to mind when that is stated. Even his down years are great.

Once in a lifetime players are guys like Mays, Ruth, Musial, Gehrig, Koufax (he sneaks in with those five or six phenomenal years he had), Ted Williams, Seaver (I hate admitting that) and a few more that right now escape my memory.
The point being these guys excelled almost every year they played.
Today? Maybe Jeter .... and just two years ago I probably would not have said that but longevity and posting better than good numbers does count for something.
Right now currently playing, and in my opinion, no one fits the category that I can think of (some real good players but once in a lifetime?) but there are some that might be approaching that level and need a few more years one way or the other.
And, yeah, PEDs is part of my problem with rating today's players because you just don't know. Is it fair? Maybe and maybe not but that is what the situation has become.

March 21, 2013  11:40 AM ET

"Posey is a once-in-a-generation type player who's won two World Series and an MVP award."


Ahhhh......music to a Giants fans ears.

March 21, 2013  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Everybody thought Joe Mauer was as well.

Posey is on track to be Mauer v2

March 21, 2013  01:11 PM ET

If Zito's mega deal didn't stop the Giants from winning Posey's sure won't.

March 21, 2013  02:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Everybody thought Joe Mauer was as well.

Somehow I feel by the beginning of May, Mauer will be a Yankee!!!

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March 21, 2013  03:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Everybody thought Joe Mauer was as well.

Posey has achieved more than Mauer, and in a shorter amount of time.

March 21, 2013  06:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Everybody thought Joe Mauer was as well.

That was the first thing I thought of, as well.

March 21, 2013  06:10 PM ET

Giants signed Pagan and Cain. They're closing in on a deal with Posey. I smell a dynasty in the making.

March 21, 2013  06:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Somehow I feel by the beginning of May, Mauer will be a Yankee!!!

Leaving out the possibility of Cano, the Yankees are not taking on any long term contracts this year. There's already enough dead wood on the roster.

 
March 21, 2013  10:58 PM ET

Giants, don't lose him! You think money and we will just enjoy the entertainment....

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