The San Francisco Giants plan to look into signing shortstop Brandon Crawford to a long-term contract extension this offseason, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com.

Coming into the season, Crawford was considered to be among the games best defensive shortstops and this year he became a complete player, hitting .256 with 21 home runs and 84 RBI.

Crawford, 28, is arbitration eligible for only two more seasons and if an extension gets done, it should cover those two seasons and then some.

The Giants have a lot of money to spend this offseason and they figure to spend it on locking up Crawford and signing one or two starting pitchers.

It’s unclear if the sides have begun talking about an extension, but it’s highly likely the Giants make a legitimate effort to lock up their stud shortstop. We should continue to hear more about this as the offseason goes on.

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