The San Francisco Giants locked up the remaining big piece of their 2012 Championship team by signing second baseman Marco Scutaro to a three year $20 million deal.
Scutaro joins two other free agents, center fielder Angel Pagan (four years $40m) and relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt (three years $18m), in resigning with the team they helped lead to a World Series sweep against the Detroit Tigers.
Scutaro will be 40 in the final year of his new contract but the Giants' front office expressed confidence that Scutaro's conditioning and amazing ability to make contact with
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports reported the St Louis Cardinals aggressively went after Scutaro, making a two year offer for more money per year with a third year option. The Giants' did not want to go beyond two guaranteed years but had to make a move as the bidding war with the Cardinals began to heat up.
Apparently the New York Yankees were also expressing interest in Scutaro as they looked to replace...