After winning their first World Series since moving to San Francisco, the Giants took their first step in the offseason by giving their first baseman Aubrey Huff a two-year, $22 million extension. The deal also includes a $10 million club option for 2013. This is a great deal for the 33-year-old first baseman. 

After his 32 home run season with the Baltimore Orioles in 2008, Huff struggled a bit due to some injuries. Despite his struggles, Huff was picked up by the Giants and had bounce-back year.

The big first baseman hit .290 with 26 home runs and 86 runs batted in. Huff definitely earned this deal after the season he had, and also his World Series performance. Huff had five hits in five games including a big two-run home run in Game 4.

This is a big move for the World Series champions because they need some power in the lineup and that is exactly what Aubrey Huff brings. The chemistry on the Giants roster is great and it is important for them to keep these guys together, and signing Huff was the start of it.

Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy will definitely be happy to have Huff for two more years because he gives the Giants a better chance at repeating.

With the pitching staff on the Giants, anything is possible for them. Starters Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain were outstanding in the playoffs and all they needed was a little help from the offense, and Aubrey Huff was apart of that help.

This is a great deal for Huff and the Giants as they look forward to next season so they can defend their title.

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