San Francisco Giants & Buster Posey Agree To One Year Deal, Avoid Arbitration

By Bryan Rose

Oct 25, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher

Buster Posey

(28, left) at bat in front of Detroit Tigers catcher

Gerald Laird

(9, right) during the sixth inning of game two of the 2012 World Series at AT

Keeping up with the Jones’, or Giants, in this case, Buster Posey followed the route of the majority of other arbitration eligible Giants and agreed to a contract before setting an arbitrational date.

Posey, according to multiple sources, agreed to a one year, $8 million dollar after his MVP campaign – a pretty solid number given Ryan Howard, as Hank Schulman pointed out, received $10 million in a similar scenario.

Still – one year deal or not – it’s widely expected that the Giants and Posey will try their best to iron out a long term deal in the near future, though, I’d doubt talks to continue into the season if the two can’t come to a long term agreement – at least not in the seasons first few months.