Every 'name brand' FA nowadays gets stupid money. What we think they are worth and what teams are willing to pay them are two different animals. That's the way it is.
Giants have resisted jumping into that fray so far, but how much longer they can rely on grabbing the Scutaros and Cody Rosses for a steal remains to be seen. If they really want to stay competitive, they're either going to have to pay that same stupid money eventually, or fall by the baseball wayside.
It's a players market in the FA game, and the players know it. And as long as there are owners willing to cough it up, it'll only get worse.
"They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it." - Willie Mays