The Brett Pill era is coming to an end in San Francisco. And unlike former players like Brian Wilson and Juan Uribe, the Giants won’t have to face him: because he’s headed to Korea.
The Giants have agreed to sell Pill’s contract to the Kia Tigers of the Korean Professional League. And before people mention how rough it is to get traded to Korea, you cannot sell a contract without a player’s consent; a contract has to be finalized first.
But Pill wanted to be an everyday player, and his chance to do that came overseas. He’s currently working on a contract with the Tigers, and if they can’t agree to terms, sources say he has interest from other teams in Korea, as well as teams in Japan.
For Pill it’s not only an opportunity that he hasn’t yet received in the Majors, but it’s also more money – he’s likely to earn about $1 million per year, which is double the Major League minimum. The Giants, too, would receive more money, as they’ll get around $500,000 for selling h