The Winter Meetings has come and gone… Your San Francisco Giants went in with a simple game plan, and that was to sign outfielder Angel Pagan, and infielder Marco Scutaro.
However, the game plan wasn’t that easy to execute. Both of these players were attracting a lot of attention in the free agent market. In the end, they both decided to return to the Giants.
Pagan was the first to agree to terms with the Giants, and it’s a four-year deal, worth $40 million. Pagan will receive a $5 million signing bonus, $7 million in 2013, $9 million in 2014, $9 million in 2015, and $10 million in 2016.
Some fans have voiced their concerns about Pagan blocking the path for Giants prospect Gary Brown. I don’t see this as a problem. When Brown is ready to take over the center field job at AT&T Park. The Giants can then move Pagan to left or right field depending on which position is open at the time. Hunter Pence is coming back in 2013, but he’s a free agent in 2014. There is no guarantee that ...