Originally written on Seed Spitters  |  Last updated 12/3/12
Photo credit: Getty Images | Angel Pagan reacts in the first inning of Game 7 of the NLCS. (Oct. 22, 2012) Ken Rosenthal reported this today on twitter: #bbpBox_275702514085683200 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_275702514085683200 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Sources: Pagan close to re-signing with #SFGiants.about 1 hour ago via Tweetbot for iOSReplyRetweetFavorite@Ken_RosenthalKen RosenthalIt appears the Giants have taken the lead in the small bidding war between them and the Phillies. Sources have said Angel Pagan, 31, is looking for a four-year deal and the Phillies have offered him the largest salary thus far, but it looks like the Giants will be getting a hometown discount if he returns to San Francisco. In my opinion, the signing of Pagan would be a good move for the Giants only if they don’t pay him too much. There are other center fielders available such as Michael Bourn and Shane Victorino but the Giants seem to have Pagan in their sights. I’d love to have Bourn, 28, on this team, but it looks like he is looking for a hefty deal surpassing the $100 million mark. Pagan should be getting close to a 4/$44 million deal, or at least that’s how much I believe he would be worth. Speedy outfielders lose their value rapidly as they age and when Pagan is 36 when this deal is done, it’s pretty likely he wont be worth $11 million per year. Nevertheless, the Giants are active this winter and I like the players they are focusing on. Stay tuned.
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