San Francisco Giants Want To Keep Two Longtime Players Around

The San Francisco Giants exceeded expectations and put together a marvelous 2021 season. They ended the year with a 107-55 record, which was the best in the league. Although they ended up falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason, they can hold their heads high. With all of this, it is not too surprising to hear that they want to keep Buster Posey and Brandon Belt around.

They are in a good position to bring back Posey, as they have a $22 million club option they can accept. Posey had himself a very solid year, so it makes sense that they want to keep the 34-year-old around. In 113 games on the campaign, he had 18 home runs, 56 RBIs and a wonderful .304 batting average. With this, he also made his seven All-Star game. 

Posey has spent the entirety of his career with the Giants. In 1,371 career games, he has 158 home runs, 729 RBIs and a .302 batting average. 

Belt is eligible for free agency this off-season. Like Posey, Belt has played his entire MLB career with the Giants, dating back to 2011. Belt had the best season of his career in 2021 as well. In just 97 games, he hit a career-high 29 home runs, while also having 59 RBIs and a .274 batting average. Therefore, he is in a position where he could ask for more money. 

We will have to wait and see if the Giants bring both of these longtime players back.

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