Found December 08, 2011 on SFgate:
The Giants increased their payroll 30 percent in two years, from just under $100 million to a projected $130 million for 2012. Even with the spike, it's no easy task cramming 25 players plus Aaron Rowand into the budget....

Full Details Of Angel Pagan Trade Released

The San Francisco Giants' press release announcing the trade sending Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez east in exchange Angel Pagan disclosed that the Mets are on the hook for either another player to be named later, or cash. This is news to Mets fans who were mostly in agreement that this was an attractive trade by Sandy Alderson. While its a bit annoying that its taken several...

Book review: “Baseball Saved Us” by Ken Mochizuki

Baseball Saved Us For the past two winters, the San Francisco Giants have been engaged in rumors about Japanese baseball players. In 2010, they were linked to Tsuyoshi Nishioka, who wound up going to the Minnesota Twins. And just this week, the Giants were rumored to be interested in obtaining Hiroyuki Nakajima of the Seibu Lions, before general manager Brian Sabean squelched the...

Giants Trade Torres, Ramirez For Angel Pagan

The Giants have sent outfielder Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Mets in exchange for outfielder Angel Pagan.

Limited by payroll, Giants still improved

The Giants knew that they weren't going to acquire a "household name," as general manager Brian Sabean said before the Winter Meetings, but even with payroll nearing its limit, Sabean thinks the club has improved.

Alderson Had a Good Day

Last night I couldn’t go to bed after a long day because for the first time since Alderson became GM it seemed as though a plan of sorts was being unveiled. Before anybody assumes anything, I don’t think anything that happened last night was phenomenal, I just think it was a sign of moving on, and an actual plan for 2012. The biggest move was the trade of Angel Pagan for Andres...

Giants trade Torres and Ramirez to Mets for Pagan

The San Francisco Giants have traded Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez to the New York Mets for Angel Pagan, Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports.  The deal is pending a physical. Image slgckgc under the Creative Commons License.

SF Giants won't re-sign Carlos Beltran, Cody Ross

Slowly but surely, the Giants ' 2010 World Series roster is breaking up. Of the 25 players, nine are gone - the latest being Cody Ross - and two more could be omitted on Monday. The Giants needed to upgrade their...

Live Updates: Mets could trade Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

Live Updates on a developing story… 9:43 PM: Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the “Giants trade proposal believed to be Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez to the Mets for Angel Pagan.” 9:49 PM: Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that the “Mets might finish a trade as soon as tonight that would bring back 1 pos player and 1 reliever, plus sign another...
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