Originally posted on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 10/4/11
The Giants don't seem like "big spenders," per se. This is really more because they have homegrown pitching and don't have any offense than it is because they don't spend. Just ask Aaron Rowand, Barry Zito and Aubrey Huff, all of whom are paid exorbitant amounts of money for little production. Last year, in fact, payroll jumped 25 percent -- but according to Brian Sabean, it's highly unlikely to jump again in 2012. Sabean said as much in a recent interview on NBC Bay Area with Henry Schulman, but he also gave some hope to Giants fans who hope that the team will lock down some offense. Despite saying payroll would be "in and around" $125 million, Sabean also said he could go to ownership and "ask for more money based on a specific player they are targeting." The first set of cash is earmarked for getting Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum locked down for the future and re-signing free agents and handling anyone who's eligible for arbitration. But that's going to cost a pretty penny -- if Sab...
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