Saturday, March 30, 2013

Buster Posey $167 Million Dollar Man

The San Francisco Giants have signed Buster Posey to a nine-year, $167 million contract, according to multiple reports.
The deal, which is the longest in franchise history, runs through the 2021 season with a team option for 2022.
There is also a full no-trade clause for the duration of the contract.

Source: (Aka Mothership)

Junkies Thoughts: As a BIG time Giants fan, I love this move. We lock up a franchise player in Posey, he is young, is a great leader (2010 and 2012 World Series Champion)and has already proven he can put up MVP numbers (.336 Avg./ 24 HR / 103 RBI).The Giants also saved some money believe it or not, if the Giants would have let Posey hit the free agent market he could have easily commanded 200 million clams. Overall the Giants made the smart and right move in locking up Posey, and once again the Giants show us fans, that they are committed to continue the recent championship success. GO GIANTS!!!

Flashback Fridays-Steve Garvey at Sports Authority

 I had always wanted to attend an autograph signing, but it took years for me to finally head out to attend. The event was at a Grand Opening for a Sports Authority in Northridge.  I headed out to try to get my 71' Topps Steve Garvey rookie card signed. When we arrived the turn out was quite small, I would say about 25 people were in line. Mr.Clean arrived on time and started signing away. We were told by a Sports Authority employee that he was signing 2 items per person. My Girlfriend brought along a baseball so we decided to get it signed as well. The signing was great and Garvey could not have been any nicer. Overall it was a great experience. I want to thank Steve Garvey and Sports Authority for the event. Thanks for reading Junkies.
The ball my girlfriend Marlene got signed by Steve Garvey, He was nice enough to add a 74' NL MVP inscription.
Here is the Topps card i got signed by Garv