Buster Posey named National League MVP

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Buster Posey was named 2012 National League Most Valuable Player. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Buster Posey and the Giants agreed to an eight-year extension worth $167 million. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Baseball Writers Association of America named Buster Posey the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player.

Posey led the National League in hitting at .336, while also hitting 24 home runs with 103 RBI and a .957 OPS.

the favorite to win the award