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Marco Scutaro is turning into a hot free agent.
The St. Louis Cardinals are emerging as a surprise player in the Scutaro sweepstakes, according to major-league sources, and the New York Yankees are another club with likely interest.
The Cardinals would play Scutaro at second base, enabling them to take their time developing top prospect Kolten Wong, and use Daniel Descalso as a utility man.
The San Francisco Giants, who on Tuesday re-signed free-agent leadoff man Angel Pagan for $40 million over four years, also are working to retain Scutaro, their No. 2 hitter.
Scutaro, 37, batted .362 with an .859 OPS in 61 games for the Giants after arriving in a July 31 trade from the Colorado Rockies. He later helped lead the team to its second World Series title in three years, and was named MVP of the National League Championship Series.
-Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi
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Marco Scutaro had a great post season in 2012, winning the NLCS MVP and helping the San Francisco Giants win the World Series. A free agent this off-season the 37-year-ol infielder has multiple suitors who appear willing to over pay.
The latest report about Scutaro comes from Buster Onley who says that the bidding on the infielder has reached three years and $24 million. San Francisco...
Bidding for free agent shortstop Marco Scutaro is turning into a three team race between the Giants, Cardinals, and Yankees (of course). The contracts being offered for Scutaro's services have escalated to the point where he has a three year, $24 million offer on the table from the Giants (apparently).
To me, this seems like a lot of money for a player's age 37 through...
Second baseman Marco Scutaro is staying in San Francisco, agreeing to a $20 million, three-year contract with the Giants.
Vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said Tuesday night the sides had agreed to a deal, pending a physical.
Earlier in the evening, Scutaro had been weighing a two-year contract offer that included a vesting option - but he was seeking a three-year...
The San Francisco Giants have reached agreement with free-agent second baseman Marco Scutaro on a three-year, $20 million deal, pending a physical.
With the deal, the Giants have retained their Nos. 1 and 2 hitters in Angel Pagan and Scutaro.
The Giants re-signed Pagan on Monday for $40 million over four years.
Earlier Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals emerged as a surprise player...
Welcome back Marco Scutaro! Scutaro had teams knocking on his door, but ends up picking San Francisco as his home for the next three years. It’s a three year deal worth $20 million.
John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via Twitter) the 2014 options for manager Bruce Bochy and GM Brian Sabean have been exercised by the San Francisco Giants. I guess that’s what happens...
SAN FRANCISCO — Second baseman Marco Scutaro is staying in San Francisco, right where he wanted to be.
The NL championship series MVP agreed to a $20 million, three-year contract with the Giants late Tuesday. Vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said only a physical was left to finalize the deal.
“He was a priority from Day One,” Evans said. “He was a key part...
Hours after we discussed the lunacy surrounding teams courting Marco Scutaro, the free agent middle infielder has agreed to return to the Giants on a three-year deal worth $20 million. This is a slight drop from the three years and $24 million Scutaro was rumored to have on the table from the Giants earlier tonight.
As opposed to a near 50% raise that Scutaro would have gotten...
After winning the World Series, the San Francisco Giants' top offseason priorities were retaining free agents Jeremy Affeldt, Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro. Mission accomplished. Scutaro became the third member of the trio to re-sign with the Giants, agreeing Tuesday night to a three-year, $20 million contract, according to multiple media reports. After arriving from the...
The San Francisco Guants have signed Marco Scutaro to a three-year $20mm deal.
The 37-year-old, NL championship series MVP, batted .362 with three homers and 44 RBIs in 61 games with the Giants after he was acquired at the trade deadline from the Rockies.
There are times when a player undergoes a dramatic transformation and essentially forces us to abandon everything we knew about that player previously. Cliff Lee. Jose Bautista. R.A. Dickey. It happens. Guys reinvent themselves, and as a result, their new contracts reflect the recent reality, not the average of all their Major League seasons.
And sometimes, guys have monster...
The Giants bring back Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy, while they try to re-sign Marco Scutaro.
With the hot stove heating up for the Giants this offseason, they did make a big move today by picking up Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean’s 2013 option.
Bochy has managed the Giants for the past six seasons and holds a 503-469 record. He led the team with a well-managed bullpen in both the...
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported Tuesday night the San Francisco Giants have re-signed second baseman Marco Scutaro to a three-year deal worth $20 million. The 37-year-old was a huge piece to the Giants championship puzzle upon arriving from the Colorado Rockies on July 27 batting .362 in 61 games. Scutaro continued his great play in the [...]
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Ken Davidoff of the New York Post says (via Twitter) since the San Francisco Giants have Angel Pagan back in the mix. They’ve spoken with Nick Swisher‘s representatives, but are thinking smaller (Ryan Ludwick, Scott Hairston). Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says (via Twitter) Swisher would like to play for the Giants. In another tweet, he points out that it makes sense that Swisher...