SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CBS Sports) — The San Francisco Giants and reigning NL MVP Buster Posey have quietly begun talks about a new contract extension. A deal is not imminent, but talks are ongoing.
Posey, 25, has unprecedented credentials. He has an NL Rookie of the Year Award and a batting title to go along with his MVP, and he also helped the team to two World Series titles. His $8 million salary for 2013 puts him in line for $20+ million as soon as 2015. As a Super Two, Posey will be arbitration-eligible four times instead of the usual three. That makes contract negotiations unique.
The Giants, of course, have some experience with unique cases and players with unprecedented credentials. A few years ago they went through a round of contract talks with Tim Lincecum, who won two NL Cy Young Awards before becoming arbitration-eligible for the first time (also as a Super Two). The two sides eventually worked out a two-year, $23 million deal. Posey’s contract figures to be much longer, however.
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