Originally posted on ObsessiveGiantsCompulsive  |  Last updated 10/2/11
Now that the season is over, with the Giants ending up 86-76, I thought I would just get my thoughts and info out on the Giants next year.Click on the title for the full postSign as Many Young Stars Long TermFirst, the most important thing is that the Giants should be signing some of their young stars - Cain, Lincecum, Bumgarner, Posey, Sandoval - to longer-term contracts, buying out their arbitration years and maybe going into their free agent years.  Lincecum is on record that he's looking for shorter deals, but according to one rumor I read somewhere, he doesn't want to saddle the team's payroll with a big long contract.  I would still like a 5 year, $90-100M contract with him anyway, that is about what Verlander got (5 years, $80M), and toning it down to 4 years would be OK with me, just get some of his free agent years covered. The low offensive support is probably a concern to him, but he has to be aware of how awesome the Giants lineup will look in a couple of years with Sandoval,
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