– Brandon Crawford Inks 6-year Extension with Giants

Less than a week since being named the National League Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award winner at shortstop, Brandon Crawford has signed a six-year deal to remain with the San Francisco Giants through the 2021 season.

Currently 28 years old, this deal puts Crawford under contract through his age 34 season and gives the Giants an extra 4 years of control over the left-handed hitting infielder – Crawford was eligible for arbitration in this and the next offseason, and would’ve been a free agent after the 2017 season. The terms of the contract are as follows:

Essentially, the Giants have elected to pay Crawford in five $15 million increments: $15M for his two arbitration years (signing bonus and ’16/’17 salaries), and then $15M over what would’ve been the first four seasons of his free agency.

Read the rest on Ball Eight!


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