Minutes after the Giants won one of the best regular season baseball games AT&T Park -- nay, San Francisco -- has ever seen, Alex Pavlovic broke the news that the Giants have reached a long-term deal with first baseman Brandon Belt.
First baseman Brandon Belt agreed to terms on a five-year extension Friday, per multiple sources. The deal also reworks Belt’s current one-year deal, locking him up for six total seasons. Financial details were not immediately available, but per sources, Belt’s deal is similar to but bigger than Brandon Crawford’s six-year $75 million deal.
There were reports that Brandon Belt's agent was driving a really, really hard bargain, but Dave Roberts replaced him with a different agent at the last second.
It didn't look like a deal would get done between the Giants and Belt for several reasons, all of which I foolishly preserved for history here, but apparently the desire to stick around and be a part of the young infield core was stronger than what was under the box.
More on this story to come. For now, let's bask in the joy of a walk-off win against the Dodgers and the news that Brandon Belt is going to be around for a rather long time.