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Giants sign Posey to eight year extension..

The mega-deal was reached Friday, and it casts Buster Posey in Orange and Black for the next nine seasons. Posey signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Giants prior to the 2013 season, and the new deal adds an eight-year extension.

The deal is worth about $167 million, according to an ESPN report.

No one in the history of baseball has begun their career as Posey has. In four MLB seasons, the 26-year old has already tied distinguished personal accolades with world championships two times. Posey hit .305 with 18 home runs in 108 games in 2010, earning Rookie of the Year honors and ushering the Giants to their first World Series title since moving west to San Francisco.

Two years later, in his first truly full season in the majors, Posey led the league batting at a .336 clip. His 24 home runs and 103 RBI earned him NL MVP honors and his Game 4 home run in Detroit helped the Giants sweep the Tigers for their second World Series title in three years

http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/giants-lock-posey-eight-year-extension

Yeah! Big Money, but the cornerstone of the franchise deserves it..

Lets go Giants!

Giants extend Sabean, Bochy through 2016...



Giants general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy were awarded contract extensions through the 2016 season Thursday, and the man they answer to was clear about why it happened.

ďThe glory days of the franchise are now,Ē Giants CEO Larry Baer said. ďI think itís important to acknowledge that and pay tribute to the people who have done it. You take the entire longevity of this franchise -- 131 years -- we probably havenít had a better stretch than the last three or four years.Ē

Thatís lofty praise, but itís quite justifiable considering the Giants have won two World Series championships in the past three seasons. Sabean and Bochy previously were signed through 2014.

http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/giants-extend-sabean-bochy-through-2016

Obviously, two titles in three years means this is good news for Giants fans. Bochy is widely considered to be among the best, if not the top in game manager in baseball. A player's manager with a low key style. Among other things, he's great at handling the pitchers...and it's shown.

Having both he and Sabean signed through at least 2016, not only guarantees continuity, but gives them plenty of time to turn this mini dynasty into a full scale one. We're truly in a golden age of Giants baseball...
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