The San Francisco Giants had significant long term questions in regards to their rotation with none of their starters guaranteed a cent beyond 2024. That changed Friday morning.
According to Alex Pavlovic from NBC Sports, the Giants have agreed to a long term extension with Logan Webb. He has reportedly agreed to a five year deal worth $90 million, buying out three years of free agency.
San Francisco Giants lock up key piece of future
The Giants have typically been adverse to handing out long term deals. Taylor Rogers had been the only player with any guaranteed money beyond 2024, and the 2025 season would be the last in his three year contract. Their lack of long term commitments puts the Giants in a great spot for extensions or in free agency – Aaron (Arson) Judge and Carlos Correa not withstanding.
Webb is the perfect player to begin to build that core around. He is just 26 years old and is now locked in through his hypothetical prime. He had posted an impressive 2.96 ERA and a 1.136 WHiP over his 340.2 innings between 2021 and 2022, striking out 321 batters with 85 walks. Webb is showing the potential to be a top of the rotation arm and is well worth the price.
This contract could also be a bargain. The Giants are spending approximately $70 million over his three years in free agency that they bought out. That is close to the same amount that the likes of Chris Bassitt and Jameson Taillon received this offseason. Webb has much more upside than either of those pitchers. And he is not going to destroy the Giants’ budget.
The San Francisco Giants have locked in a key piece of their core. Logan Webb will not be going anywhere anytime soon.