Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by sfgiantdave:
Originally posted by itlynstalyn:
Well, time to trade Gary Brown I guess.
Another thought is should Pagan have a productive 2013 season, and Gary Brown is MLB ready by 2014, the Giants could trade Pagan for either a corner outfielder or starting pitcher at the 2013 winter meetings.
That is a possibility. Either way, one will be traded at some point.
The bottom line is the Giants will get another season to evaluate Gary Brown whether or not they feel he can cut it as a starter. Next winter there will teams who desperately will want an experienced lead off hitter. These teams more than likely would be willing to spare a corner outfielder or starting pitcher under contract to get that player. Should Pagan have a decent season next year, 3 years at 30M won't looks as bad compared to what other Free Agents will demand next year. With that said I'm glad Pagan is back to help us next year given that Gary Brown needs at least another full season in the minors.
[ Edited by sfgiantdave on Dec 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM ]