Buster Posey agrees to a new nine-year, $167 million contract with Giants

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

Sorry, Justin Verlander. Your contract extension is already old news.

The San Francisco Giants — them again! — and catcher Buster Posey agreed to a new 9-year contract on Friday worth $167 million that'll keep Posey in a Giants uniform until 2021. There's a $22 million option for 2022.

[Also: Tigers ace Justin Verlander signs record five-year extension]

It's not the full 10-year contract that some were expecting, but it's still likely to keep Posey, 26, in a Giants uniform for life. It's a uniform he's done quite well in too — with two World Series rings and an MVP award in his first three seasons.

Here's ace Giants beat guy Andrew Baggarly breaking down the cash:

Posey's contract also has a full no-trade clause, according to Baggarly. From a Giants perspective, this move is reminiscent of last season, when they signed Matt Cain to a $127.5 million extension days before the season began.

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