I would imagine Swisher would be a LF at AT&T.
since i been on psd since what 06 07 when they signed zito, this is the best offseason news in years. won the ws, and tryna keep the team close unlike losing uribe renterror ross burrel etc whatever. sabean sees the dynasty in front of him, he knows what they can do and he doing the best thing. only question i have for all of you which is in another thread is jason bay. would anybody sign that joke to play lf in the bay? who knows what if we score like we did with blanco. be optimistic, we got two rings. anythings possible now. great time to be a giants fan, rage my friends rage
....and where of no help. It's not about keeping the team together necessarily; it's about fielding the best team possible using the resources at hand. Can't let emotions dictate these potential contracts.
If we resign Pagan (No more then 3 years) and Scutaro, get either Upton or Swisher on a reasonable deal and add a reliever or two that would be a perfect offseason. Stay away from Bourne please.
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I don't see anyway the Giants break the bank for two of Pagan, Upton, and Swisher. Will be just one of those (at most) in all likelihood.
I dont think having Blanco as a starter is acceptable really, hes a great 4th OF.
EDIT: I used Cots and the mlbtraderumors arb projections to come up with a payroll for next year. I got $111 mil so far with 18 players under contract. Thats not including Wilson. We were at $131 mil last year and our payroll has risen by more then $11.5 mil each of the last 3 years. We just won a World Series its reasonable to think that we could do the same this year.
So if we resign Scutaro $6 mil per, resign Pagan $12 mil per and sign Upton/Swisher $12 mil per that puts our payroll at $141 mil. The final 4 roster spots would probably be filled out with rookie contract players.
Who knows if those guys even want to come to SF or if those contracts will be enough but a payroll in the $145 mil range is definitely possible i think.
Last edited by odiz; 11-08-2012 at 07:17 PM.
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I agree on the payroll, but still don't see us acquiring multiple impact players this offseason unless at least one is on the cheap (Melky Cabrera, Shane Victorino, and Torii Hunter come to mind as players that would leave more wiggle room in the payroll).
We don't have as much money as people think with rises in arbitration and salaries. I would be surprised if we signed two of them.
Last edited by SFrush90; 11-08-2012 at 07:38 PM.
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