SF Giants Rumors – Tejada and Huff market value


Tejada SigningThe average shortstop salary for this years free agents is $6.41 million. Miguel Tejada received a one-year $6.5 million contract from the Giants. Which means GM Brian Sabean was on his game with this contract.
Now the first base position is a different story. The average free agent signing thus far at first base has signed for $6.53 million. The Giants re-signed Aubrey Huff (best first base free agent in my book) for a two year $22 million contract. Huff will make $10 million in 2011 and 2012 (2013 $10 million club option or $2 million buyout).
Huff will make a little over $3 million more than the other first base free agents who signed this year. The Giants were willing to give Huff the nice raise for what he did for them last year, and don forget Huff can also play multiple positions. Huff’s a big part of their offense, and some have even said they believe Huff should have tried to get more money. Two years and $10 million a year is a pretty good signing to me. Sabean seems to be back on his game after the Aaron Rownad and Barry Zito contracts.
~King of Cali


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  • I hope Tejada pans out as I am worried whether or not he has anything left in the tank. I am going to miss Uribe sure loved to watch him hack at the ball. Guy had talent but what a traitor to leave to the Dodgers after winning a World Series with the Giants. Surely we would have given him $7 mil a year but greed took over. Huff needed to come back $11 mil, ya it’s a stretch but short contract and he only got $3 mil last year so average it out $7.5 mil a year for a guy who was in the MVP voting, not bad.

  • The reason Huff got more than the average free agent 1B got is because he’s better than average, this is really poor analysis.

  • admin says:

    I think Tejada still has some game in him. He may have lost a step on D, but his bat is still capable of getting some clutch hits. It’s only a one-year deal, so it’s not a long term commitment.

  • admin says:


    Obsessivegiantscompulsive, Wow that’s a long name. 🙂 I do think the Huff contract is a good contract. The point of the post was showing what the average players got and what we paid for our players. Huff’s contract will not hurt the Giants and it’s well deserved. 

    Happy Holidays!

  • Hey sorry King of Cali, I had a bad day and probably shouldn’t have been commenting that day.

    Happy Holidays!