The San Francisco Giants are interested in working out a long-term extension with shortstop Brandon Crawford, according to ESPN's Buster Olney (Insider subscription required). Crawford, 28, is entering his second year of arbitration. He made $3.175 million last year, and MLB Trade Rumors projects that he will make $5.7 million in 2016.
Brandon Crawford had a break out season offensively in 2015.  He more than doubled his home run total to 21, and raised his batting average 10 points to .256.  More importantly, he's probably the second best defensive short stop in the game next to Andrelton Simmons.  Crawford had 20 defensive runs saved in 2015.  Both might make him the best all around short stop in Major League Baseball. Sorry Carlos Correa. With that, you can why the San Francisco Giants would want to extend him.  If they do extend him, he will obviously no longer be the bargain he is now.  I do, however, fully expect the Giant to lock him up.  

 

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