Buzzing on Yahoo Sports

Big League Stew

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

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.

Are you ready for opening day?
Follow @MikeOz and @bigleaguestew, on Twitter, along with the BLS Facebook page.

Fantasy baseball video from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
Tom Izzo's son goes with head over heart in Duke-MSU match
Allen Iverson returns to Philadelphia for bobblehead night
AL Central Preview: No. 2 is up for grabs
Former U.S. winger Robbie Rogers says it's 'impossible' to be gay in soccer

Follow Yahoo Canada Sports

Yahoo! Sports Authors

  • Mike Oz

    Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew. Mike grew up in the Bay Area, riding …

  • David Brown

    David Brown is an editor of Big League Stew, and has contributed to the blog …