SF Giants Rumors: Pence Deal, Lincecum Talks, Cuban Slugger, Zito Era Ends, Lopez Update

Posted on September 30th, 2013 by admin in SF Giants Rumors
HunterPenceRFThe 2013 season is now officially over for the San Francisco Giants. Over the weekend they extended outfielder Hunter Pence to a five-year deal worth $90 million. Pence will be paid $16 million in 2014, and $18.5 million annually, the remaining four years.
 
The Giants have started conversations with Tim Lincecum‘s agents but Lincecum doesn’t seem to be in any rush to get a deal done at this time.
 
GM Brian Sabean wasn’t at AT&T Park yesterday when the season came to an end. He took a trip to the Dominican Republic and it’s not a vacation. Sabean and other Giants representatives are there to scout Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu. They have already made it clear that they’re looking for a bat that can drive the ball. Abreu seems to fit the bill. Although a lot of other teams are also showing interest in him.
 
Barry Zito had a personal moment with Giants fans yesterday as he received a standing ovation after striking out Mark Kotsay, and then Zito had some kind words that he shared with the fans following the Giants walk-off win over the San Diego Padres.
 
Reliever Javier Lopez says his first choice is to re-sign with the Giants. I’m sure the Giants want him back as well. Let’s hope they can find some common ground and get this deal worked out quickly. I would hate for Lopez to get other teams bidding on his services.
 
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~Steven Robles
 
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