I'm not upset with scutaro coming back, I am with Pagan.
Don't really blame them either.
Will Scutaro still be productive at age 40? No...but the hope is he makes up most of that value next year and in 2014.
Which he just may. He's been really consistent and durable the last 5 seasons. If you assume he declines gradually instead of falling off a cliff this deal might still be OK even if year three we get little to no value.
If you think of this as Pagan signing for 4/45 and Scutaro signing for 3/15, it sounds a lot better. Giants gave out 78 mil to the 1-2 hitter and best setup man.
^ don't hold your hopes up, bro. Ain't happening. Simply no more funds. It's just minor signings hereon out. Cannot see where Giants would get money to accommodate Swisher.
Just like with Pagan, the years are too high, but the money seems right. Quite a bit better than the 3/$24M that was reported. Does this leave any money for a LF?
Swisher would make our lineup dare I say it... Scary. Too bad it won't happen