Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Andrew Luck's world
    Posts
    74,324
    vCash
    1500

    Sabean gives updates on Pence, Pagan, Scutaro, Affeldt, and Wilson..

    And Pence is going to comeback as well.. ran out of room in the thread title to include that...

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean can guarantee that outfielder Hunter Pence will be back with the team in 2013. He is not close to ready to make the same assurances with closer Brian Wilson.

    Sabean said Wednesday the Giants plan to tender a contract to Pence, even though the right fielder could be in line to make $13 million-plus in salary arbitration next season. Some media outlets have suggested the combination of Pence's big salary and his late-season struggles at the plate might prompt the Giants to consider cutting ties with the player and moving in a different direction with their outfield.

    "Pence is going to be coming back," Sabean said at the general managers' meetings. "We think there are some things he can do to fix what went wrong this year. We like the player. We made a big trade to get him, and he's going to be a Giant next year."

    The Giants acquired Pence, 29, in a July deadline deal with Philadelphia. Pence hit .219 with a .671 OPS for San Francisco in the final two months, and was even worse during the postseason, hitting .210 with 17 strikeouts in 62 at-bats.

    But he drove in 45 runs in 59 regular-season games with the Giants, and he helped inspire the team with his emotional pregame pep talks during the playoffs and World Series.

    "We never would have traded for a guy that we remotely thought we would be non-tendering," Sabean said. "So any speculation about that doesn't make any sense. By that point in the season, you pretty much know where a guy is going in terms of the arbitration clock and the money."

    The outlook isn't nearly as clear for Wilson, who underwent his second career Tommy John surgery in April. Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo combined for 39 saves in Wilson's absence, and the San Francisco bullpen was superb against Cincinnati, St. Louis and Detroit in the postseason.

    Since Wilson probably won't be ready to pitch until the middle of next season, the Giants don't appear to be in position to commit to him by the Nov. 30 tender date. That means he is likely to hit the open market as a free agent.

    "This was his second (Tommy John), and if anyone could defy the odds, it would be him," Sabean said. "But he's a long way from being at full strength, which means he's a long way from being cleared medically. It's wait and see. Until I get more medical information, we're not going near the subject."

    Sabean also said the Giants have been actively working to re-sign free agents Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro and Jeremy Affeldt, pivotal players in the team's title run. While Sabean described himself as "optimistic" on signing the three, he declined to predict where the Giants' efforts will lead.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/86...ts-next-season
    Last edited by sfgiants1213; 11-08-2012 at 01:39 AM.
    2014 Indianapolis Colts: Let's Hunt

    <3
    "[He's] a really complete player... There's not really any weaknesses to his game." - Bill Belichick on Andrew Luck
    "Luck has the most diverse skill set of any NFL quarterback" - Ron Jaworski on Andrew Luck being a top 5 QB

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Donating blood: Red and Gold+
    Posts
    30,464
    vCash
    7648
    Sabochy


    Barry Lamar Bonds. .393/.967/1.054....on 3-0 counts.

    lol, Please' top 10 p4p: Mayweather/Marquez/Pacquiao/Bradley/Cotto/Wlad/Rigondeaux/Froch/Canelo/Maidana


    Boxing Fan? Come Discuss Boxing!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    The SCO
    Posts
    21,270
    vCash
    1500
    **** yeah, optimism!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    23,583
    vCash
    2500
    I didn't even notice that. I just kind of skimmed the article. I just figured he'd be back at the start of the season or at least in the early part of the year. Hopefully it's just a typo or someone along the line gave him the wrong info by mistake.


    Ariana Grande

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Andrew Luck's world
    Posts
    74,324
    vCash
    1500
    Just edited the thread title to include everything in the article.
    2014 Indianapolis Colts: Let's Hunt

    <3
    "[He's] a really complete player... There's not really any weaknesses to his game." - Bill Belichick on Andrew Luck
    "Luck has the most diverse skill set of any NFL quarterback" - Ron Jaworski on Andrew Luck being a top 5 QB

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    now Hawaii, I miss the City
    Posts
    1,383
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    Everything I had come across other than this article had stated that Wilson would be ready by Opening Day most likely. Did the "probably won't be ready to pitch until the middle of next season" line throw anyone else off?
    Threw me off for sure, I had to read it twice

    Sitting On Top of the Pedestal!!!!
    TEAMS: SF GIANTS/GS WARRIORS/NL ARSENAL/SF NINERS/ HI WARRIORS

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    7,571
    vCash
    1500
    im glad pence came back, i think he will have a good season next year

    2010 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!
    2012 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Donating blood: Red and Gold+
    Posts
    30,464
    vCash
    7648
    Quote Originally Posted by ESaady View Post
    **** yeah, optimism!
    In the Giants forum?

    Where was this optimism in the offseason?

    Oh that's right, we needed another championship. Guess I wasn't far off at all was I. Let's see how long optimism lasts. I should screenshot the forum page because something tells me that in 5 months this place is going to be the good old Giants forum again.


    Barry Lamar Bonds. .393/.967/1.054....on 3-0 counts.

    lol, Please' top 10 p4p: Mayweather/Marquez/Pacquiao/Bradley/Cotto/Wlad/Rigondeaux/Froch/Canelo/Maidana


    Boxing Fan? Come Discuss Boxing!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    14,057
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    Everything I had come across other than this article had stated that Wilson would be ready by Opening Day most likely. Did the "probably won't be ready to pitch until the middle of next season" line throw anyone else off?
    Everything I have read was saying May as a realistic possibility.

    Would you trust a blind scout? Of course you wouldn't but that's what you do when you simply go by stats
    Splifftone, OptiskeptSF and Ciaban have a lot in common

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Modesto, CA
    Posts
    21,094
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    Everything I had come across other than this article had stated that Wilson would be ready by Opening Day most likely. Did the "probably won't be ready to pitch until the middle of next season" line throw anyone else off?
    Regardless of what's been said, I always thought there was a pretty good chance that Wilson wouldn't be ready Opening Day. Now, not being ready until the middle of the season, I hope they're just being dramatic.



    Michael Morse High-Fives Himself dot gif



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,817
    vCash
    1500
    "Pence is going to be coming back, [...]we made a big trade to get him"
    We basically stole him from the Phillies. Sure Tommy Joseph has potential but we're pretty good on the catcher front.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    23,583
    vCash
    2500
    Quote Originally Posted by otatop View Post
    We basically stole him from the Phillies. Sure Tommy Joseph has potential but we're pretty good on the catcher front.
    I'm still not sold on that Posey guy. I played freshmen baseball, I can see he has holes in his swings.


    Ariana Grande

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    14,194
    vCash
    1500
    Pretty good news here but I really hope we don't give Pagan too much money/years. I would rather have Bourn or Swisher if the contracts are at all comparable.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Southeast Asia
    Posts
    1,780
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by dodgersuck View Post
    Pretty good news here but I really hope we don't give Pagan too much money/years. I would rather have Bourn or Swisher if the contracts are at all comparable.
    Is Swisher strictly a RFer? With Pence we don't need him. And I really don't think the Giants would pony up what he'd probably be a$king for.
    "They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it." - Willie Mays

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Modesto, CA
    Posts
    21,094
    vCash
    1500
    I would imagine Swisher would be a LF at AT&T.



    Michael Morse High-Fives Himself dot gif



Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •