After wondering for weeks whether the team would be able to bring back either Marco Scutaro or Angel Pagan, Giants fans have to be pleased that both will be returning to San Francisco for 2013.
On back-to-back days, the Giants were able to re-sign their leadoff man
and center fielder, then their number 2 guy and second basemen, pretty
much wrapping up Brian Sabean's work in free agency. I have to say,
I do like both deals, even though both were a year longer than I was
hoping for. Pagan did get his four year deal that he was seeking, but
the Giants were able to get him for roughly $10M per season, which
doesn't look bad at all considering what Torii Hunter, Shane Victorino
and B.J. Upton just got. Heading into this offseason, I thought the best deal for the Giants
in terms of Pagan would have been a 3 year, $30 million deal with an
option for a fourth. Based on that, I have to say this deal looks like a
win for the Giants seeing that they only had to go an extra year. Plus,
the options after Pagan in terms of leadoff hitting center fielders
weren't that intriguing. The other top center fielder/leadoff man on the
market, Michael Bourn, is said to be seeking a $100M deal, and if he
even gets close to that number, that makes this deal look even better... Rest of Article Here!