San Francisco Giants Offseason

12/31/12 in MLB   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

After winning the World Series, some teams decide to part ways with those who helped them achieve their goals as the asking price rises after great playoff performances.  When the San Francisco Giants took the series in 2010, guys like World Series MVP Edgar Renteria, Aubrey Huff and Cody Ross attempted to take advantage of the fact that they performed at a high level en route to a title.

The Giants let Renteria go while re-signing both Huff and Ross only to find out they completely overpaid for mediocre talent.  This time around, the Giants took the series in 2012 with the help of simliar position players such as Marco Scutaro and Angel Pagan. 

Oct 24, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) and pitcher Brian Wilson (right) after game one of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at AT&T Park. The Giants defeated the Tigers 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsBoth players were on the last year of their current contract and now both are far richer due to the Giants front office dishing out money to keep their championship team intact. Pagan received 4 years and $40 million while Scutaro received 3 years at $20 million. They also re-signed their top long/middle reliever Jeremy Affeldt to a 3 year $15 million deal.

Can the Giants expect to repeat with the squad they have, expecting a bounce-back year from Tim Lincecum and a potentially lethal bullpen if Brian Wilson chooses to re-sign with the Giants and combine with Sergio Romo for the best 1-2 punch pen in the MLB.

Pablo Sandoval is locked up and Buster Posey is not yet arbitration eligible, but rest assured the Giants will do whatever it takes to extend their All-Star, MVP catcher who has won 2 World Series in 3 seasons with San Francisco. This team looks as though they will have some competition within the NL West this season, but with their balance and team-first mentality, they'll be tough to dethrone. 
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