Aubrey Huff Wants To Stay In San Francisco

Aubrey Huff told John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle that he “would love” to return to the Giants in 2011. But the 33-year-old knows the Giants will have to be interested if he is to return when his one-year $3MM contract expires after the season

“I'd love to be back,” Huff said. “But it's up to the front office. I've just got to go out and play my game and see what happens."

Huff, who is 15 pounds lighter this season, has impressed the Giants with his batting and flexibility, according to Shea.  He has played first base, left field and right field, posting a .311/.401/.549 line in the process. That kind of production would interest a number of teams, so if the Giants want to bring Huff back as much as he wants to return, they will probably have to give him a raise.

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10 Comments on "Aubrey Huff Wants To Stay In San Francisco"

5 years 3 months ago

Another 1 yr deal is not a bad idea. Brandon Belt will get a full season in AAA and we’ll see if he’ll be able to take over in ’12.

5 years 3 months ago

Belt looks great now but I would say send him to Richmond (AA) and see what he can do there. Although he’s not a power guy I do think he will develop it because he is still quite young. You just have to look at Thomas Neal and Roger Kieschnick to see that although they hammered the ball in A ball they are much more challenged in Richmond where there are better pitchers. San Jose is a known hitters league and we’ve seen players there really thrive with the bat. If he hits over .300 with a couple of HRs in AA than we have another Pablo Sandoval in the works. But he might have to play somewhere other than 1B because Brett Pill looks like he’ll reach the majors first.

5 years 3 months ago

Remeber, Bret Pill can also play third base!!!!!!!

5 years 3 months ago

This offseason the target for San Francisco should be Carl Crawford because he would thrive at AT&T and become a double/triples machine there and will be tops in the league in runs scored batting behind Sanchez, Sandoval, Posey, Huff. I would like to bring Huff back on a two year deal with a third year option and I was one of the few supporters who knew Huff was a great signing. And of course lets not forget Uribe who deserves to be brought back with a three or two year deal with options.

5 years 3 months ago

As much as I’d love to see Crawford roaming the outfield, we all know the Yankees will be involved and last I heard analysts were estimating his next contract at 6/80 to 7/100 and I don’t see the Giants front office putting up that kind of cash right now.

Plus Crawford is to young for Sabean to sign :)

5 years 3 months ago

i would really like to see werth as a giant. have him in the outfield and huff on first. posey behind the plate full time.

5 years 3 months ago

Well if their outfield continues to produce they MIGHT not try to sign Crawford. Granderson, Gardner, Swisher are much affordable than Crawford but then again we’re talking bout the Yankee$. I think the Giants payroll increases again after this year and they’ll be legitimate contenders for Carl Crawford or any other free agent they feel fit in signing that will bolster the offense plus we’ll have money coming off the books once Molina and Renteria leave.

5 years 3 months ago

I could see SF getting involved with Crawford. They won’t bring back DeRosa and they could try to trade Rowand possibly to the White Sox since they love him so much. I could see this.

C- Molina
1B- Posey
2B- Sanchez
3B- Sandoval
SS- Uribe
LF- Burrell
CF- Crawford
RF- Huff

5 years 3 months ago

Wait we are talking next year aren’t we? cause there is no way that Crawford gets traded this year unless Tampa Bay goes on a 25 game losing streak and Rowand will never get traded unfortunately because of his contract and his clubhouse presence not too mention his defense…

My ideal line up for next year is…

1. Torres CF
2. Crawford RF
3. Sanchez 2B
4. Huff 1B
5. Sandoval 3B
6. Posey C
7. Uribe SS
8. Burrell LF

That’s a much scarier lineup and a much more offensive lineup than we’ve had in years past. If Torres really is a late bloomer Crawford and him will wreck havoc on the base paths in the 2011 season. Sanchez moves to bat third because he’s able to get key hits or move runners over to set it up for 4-5-6 guys. This is a legit playoff lineup and I hope Sabes does his best to sign Crawford to 5 year deal next season.

5 years 3 months ago

Bret Pill also can play third base so there shoud be no problem, or should I say, what a problem to have!!!!!!!