The Giants won the World Series in 2010 and 2012, however 2013 will see the team have a losing record, and a bunch of question marks will soon follow with some impending Free Agents. The game has changed in the NL West, with the Dodgers hoarding a Team Salary in the $230 MIL a year range for the next several seasons. The Giants have to spend the money to compete. They have the resources, hold one the best attendances in the National League, and have the consensus #1 Ballpark in the Major Leagues when voted among the others. Regardless of the money spent or not, the management team will have to work more diligently than ever.
The Giants have won 2 of the last 3 World Series Titles. The club was built heavily on Starting Pitching that was drafted, however Brian Sabean has finagled the salary of the team to supplement the offense.
Great acquisitions such as Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro joined the club last season – to help bolster the offense.
The team has had lots of hometgrown products grow up and become money players like Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Tim Linceum.
The club will have to make some decisions in the offseason, as Hunter Pence, Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum all become Free Agents. with that being said, their heavy dollar contracts also free up a lot of cash to replenish the team.
For a Full 3 year Salary Outlook plus last years Stats for every player in the GIants Organization clickhere.
GIants Highlights World Series Champions 2012 Celebration
Buster Posey is one of the best players in the game of baseball pure and simple. The 2012 NL MVP has Buster Posey is the leader of the Giants offense and game caller for the pitching staff. He has had a down year in respect to his numbers in recent years. He will finish 2013 with another .300 BA – and he will be looking forward to 2014 and another chance at a ring. The 26 Year Old, signed a contract extension that will see him make $164 MIL from 2013 – 2021 this year. Will he be able to play the duration of his contract as a backstopper – or will he eventually be moved to 1st Base?
Cain finished 2012 career year 16-5 with a 2.79 ERA, both career bests. He started all 4 game clinchers in the postseason getting the Win in the NLDS and the NLDS. His 2012 season proved that he is the ace of the San Francisco Giants. This all prompted manager Bruce Bochy to name Cain the 2013 Opening Day starter. This year has not been as kind to the Veteran Pitcher, he is 8 – 9, with a 4.24 ERA in 28 GS and 169.2 IP. After this season concludes, Cain will make $101 MIL from 2014 – 2018, so the club will need him to bounce back to his ace like stuff.
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