Analysis: Posey Right Man At Right Time For Giants To Tag Franchise Player

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — What were the San Francisco Giants going to do?

Lowball Buster Posey the way the Angels went cheap with Mike Trout?

Different team, different player, completely different circumstances.

If I’m the Giants, when Posey sits down to sign this nine-year, $167 million deal that will run from 2013 through 2021 with a team option for 2022, I make a copy of the keys to the franchise and present those to him as well.

Which, on second thought, they maybe already did. This is the largest contract in franchise history.

We’ve not seen anything like Posey in this generation. Derek Jeter comes to mind — both he and Posey led their teams to two World Series titles in what essentially were two of their first three full seasons. But Jeter doesn’t have an MVP award. Nor a Comeback Player of the Year trophy.

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