King of San Francisco Buster Posey will remain with the Giants for at least another 9 years. To which we say: Praise Jesus.

According to SFGate:

The Giants will announce Buster Posey’s eight-year, $161 million extension at today’s Play Ball lunch. It’s a $167 million contract that includes his $8 million already agreed to for 2013 and runs through 2021. It includes a $22 million option for 2022, raising the total potential value of his current deal to $186 million.

And here, care of John Shea, is the breakdown of the new contract:

He probably deserved more, yes? But whatever. It's like winning Super Lotto on a very good draw day. Remember when, back in 2011, we watched Posey "claw at dirt as if his legs were on fire?" When we all feared for the worst? That was bad, wasn't it? But since that fateful day/season, he's gone on to nab NL MVP and help the Giants win yet another World Series.

Also, if we may, he's not bad on the eyes. Not bad at all.

[McCovey Chronicles]