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Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Hopefully Pence is a team player and not someone who wants to get the most possible money out there. The Giants need to do much more in the off season than just sign Hunter Pence. 4/60 is a very fair offer for both sides and would still leave them room to go get Abreu or Tanaka in my opinion.

Pence gonna get that Andre Ethier contract
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Hopefully Pence is a team player and not someone who wants to get the most possible money out there. The Giants need to do much more in the off season than just sign Hunter Pence. 4/60 is a very fair offer for both sides and would still leave them room to go get Abreu or Tanaka in my opinion.

Pence gonna get that Andre Ethier contract

You might be right. Afterall, Blow Job Upton got 72.5M for 5 years.
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Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
You might be right. Afterall, Blow Job Upton got 72.5M for 5 years.

thats probably what he'll get
Originally posted by Garcia:
thats probably what he'll get

noooooooooo............

he may indeed get that Ethernet contract of 5/85......

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Originally posted by pdizo916:
noooooooooo............

he may indeed get that Ethernet contract of 5/85......


.300 career hitter with power, now add stolen bases into the mix - he is better than Either.
Twitter article from CSN Bay Area giants. Zito's money already spent

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NEW YORK – Giants fans have been waiting for this day, and soon, it will arrive:

The organization is about to be free of Barry Zito's seven-year, $126 million contract.

It was called an abomination the day it was announced, and most of the returns were spectacularly mediocre. Zito was 62-80 with a 4.63 ERA in 196 starts (plus 10 relief appearances) as a Giant, with a 1.44 WHIP. He never posted a 200-inning season, although he did make 30-plus starts in five of seven years.

And, last October, in the eyes of many, he made it all worthwhile by rescuing the Giants in Game 5 at St. Louis to bring the NLCS back to San Francisco, and then subdued the Detroit Tigers to win Game 1 of the World Series.

However you view Zito's time as a Giant, the fact is, that contract is about to come off the book.

And guess what? The Giants already spent their savings.

How is that possible? Well, Zito is making $20 million in this last year of his contract. But a glance at the 2014 payroll commitments show that windfall will be scattered quickly in raises due to players under contract.

Buster Posey gets the largest bump ($7.5 million), to just over $11 million. Pablo Sandoval gets a raise ($2.55 million) to $8.25 million in the final year of his deal. Sergio Romo (up $2 million to $5.5 million) and Madison Bumgarner (up $3 million to $3.95 million) also are due raises.

And then you've got Brandon Belt, who could quadruple his $531,000 salary as a super-two arbitration player. Belt's second-half production will come in awfully handy when it's time for he and the club to exchange figures.

The raises to Posey, Sandoval, Romo and Bumgarner amount to $15.05 million.

Still short of Zito's $20 million salary? Well, there's one more thing: He'll get a $7 million buyout when the Giants turn down his $18 million club option for next season.

So you can see how being free of Barry Zito doesn't mean the Giants can start lighting cigars with $100s.

Now, of course, one other high-priced pitcher is coming off the books. That's Tim Lincecum, who is making just over $22 million this season and will become a free agent for the first time. But the Giants want to re-sign him, and GM Brian Sabean already has pledged to extend him a qualifying offer, which would be in the $14 million range.

Lincecum almost certainly wouldn't accept it. But if he and the Giants come to an agreement on a two-year structure (for, say, $30 million?) then the savings wouldn't be dramatic. (A two-year contract is what they arrived at in each of Lincecum's two previous deals.)

And we haven't even gotten to Hunter Pence yet. He was making $13.8 million this year. And he's gonna cost a lot more than that.
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Twitter article from CSN Bay Area giants. Zito's money already spent

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NEW YORK – Giants fans have been waiting for this day, and soon, it will arrive:

The organization is about to be free of Barry Zito's seven-year, $126 million contract.

It was called an abomination the day it was announced, and most of the returns were spectacularly mediocre. Zito was 62-80 with a 4.63 ERA in 196 starts (plus 10 relief appearances) as a Giant, with a 1.44 WHIP. He never posted a 200-inning season, although he did make 30-plus starts in five of seven years.

And, last October, in the eyes of many, he made it all worthwhile by rescuing the Giants in Game 5 at St. Louis to bring the NLCS back to San Francisco, and then subdued the Detroit Tigers to win Game 1 of the World Series.

However you view Zito's time as a Giant, the fact is, that contract is about to come off the book.

And guess what? The Giants already spent their savings.

How is that possible? Well, Zito is making $20 million in this last year of his contract. But a glance at the 2014 payroll commitments show that windfall will be scattered quickly in raises due to players under contract.

Buster Posey gets the largest bump ($7.5 million), to just over $11 million. Pablo Sandoval gets a raise ($2.55 million) to $8.25 million in the final year of his deal. Sergio Romo (up $2 million to $5.5 million) and Madison Bumgarner (up $3 million to $3.95 million) also are due raises.

And then you've got Brandon Belt, who could quadruple his $531,000 salary as a super-two arbitration player. Belt's second-half production will come in awfully handy when it's time for he and the club to exchange figures.

The raises to Posey, Sandoval, Romo and Bumgarner amount to $15.05 million.

Still short of Zito's $20 million salary? Well, there's one more thing: He'll get a $7 million buyout when the Giants turn down his $18 million club option for next season.

So you can see how being free of Barry Zito doesn't mean the Giants can start lighting cigars with $100s.

Now, of course, one other high-priced pitcher is coming off the books. That's Tim Lincecum, who is making just over $22 million this season and will become a free agent for the first time. But the Giants want to re-sign him, and GM Brian Sabean already has pledged to extend him a qualifying offer, which would be in the $14 million range.

Lincecum almost certainly wouldn't accept it. But if he and the Giants come to an agreement on a two-year structure (for, say, $30 million?) then the savings wouldn't be dramatic. (A two-year contract is what they arrived at in each of Lincecum's two previous deals.)

And we haven't even gotten to Hunter Pence yet. He was making $13.8 million this year. And he's gonna cost a lot more than that.

Yes but at least the money is better spent this time.
Re-sign Pence.
pence shouldn't cost MORE than 13.8 million.....
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Yes but at least the money is better spent this time.

Agreed
Originally posted by pdizo916:
pence shouldn't cost MORE than 13.8 million.....

He should and will.
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it's not my money
Originally posted by boast:
it's not my money

Originally posted by pdizo916:
pence shouldn't cost MORE than 13.8 million.....

Say what???????????????????
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by pdizo916:
pence shouldn't cost MORE than 13.8 million.....

Say what???????????????????

sorry, i meant to say that he should't cost MUCH more than 13.8 million. Maybe the 15-16 range.
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