Welcome back Marco Scutaro! Scutaro had teams knocking on his door, but ends up picking San Francisco as his home for the next three years. It’s a three year deal worth $20 million.
John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via Twitter) the 2014 options for manager Bruce Bochy and GM Brian Sabean have been exercised by the San Francisco Giants. I guess that’s what happens when you win the World Series two out of three years.
In another tweet, Shea confirms that Bochy and the Giants have had internal discussions about outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. However, I don’t think the Giants will act on this move. After signing Scutaro, they can’t have much money left to throw around to land Ichiro.
The G-men are looking for an outfielder with a right-handed bat to platoon with Gregor Blanco in left field.
It’s reported by Andre Baggarly (via Twitter) that a two-year deal was set up with the Giants and outfielder Ryan Ludwick prior to Scutaro agreeing to terms with the Giants. Baggarly believes the team is tapped out to spend the kind of money now to bring in Ludwick or Scott Hairston.
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