SF Giants Rumors: Sabean On Trade Talks, Multi-Year Deals, And High Priority At Winter Meetings

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) GM Brian Sabean is not active in trade talks, and the bullpen could stand-pat. Santiago Casilla and the San Francisco Giants have had conceptual talks about a multi-year deal.
In another tweet, Baggarly says Sabean confirmed that there’s an openness to a multi-year deal with catcher Buster Posey, and not necessarily with outfielder Hunter Pence at this time.

Posey is in the first year of being arbitration eligible, so he’s still under the teams control for another few years. Pence on the other hand is in his final arbitration year. Which means next year he will be testing the free agent market if there is no multi-year deal put in place.

Sabean told Baggarly (another tweet) that Tim Lincecum is “raring to go” after touching base with the Giants on a new workout plan this offseason.

Lincecum is in the final year of his two-year contract. Let’s see what kind of shape he can get himself into for 2013 after working himself out of a starting role in the 2012 playoffs. I’m not knocking the guy, because he was lights out in his reliever role!

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via Twitter) Sabean has made signing Marco Scutaro and Angel Pagan his highest priority for the Winter Meetings.

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  • Anthony R says:

    I know Timmy wants to start but he could be a lights out reliever because he’s got 4 pitches that are wicked with movement and he doesn’t need rest.
    It doesn’t take him long to warm up ect.

  • fast freddie says:

    Anthony R…..you are correct…He could be a premier set up man or closer, but money talks and BS walks. The two D’s { daddy is one} rules his life it seems.