Giants Notes: Jeter, Fontenot, Uribe, Tejada

The Giants have agreed to a deal with Miguel Tejada and may still be pursuing a deal for Jason Bartlett. Here's the latest on GM Brian Sabean's search for infielders:

  • The Giants contacted Derek Jeter's agent, according to the Wall Street Journal, but Brian Sabean explained to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that team's discussions with Casey Close revolved around another client, Mike Fontenot. (Twitter link). Fontenot, a non-tender candidate, would earn over $1MM next winter if the Giants tender him a contract. 
  • Before the Dodgers signed former Giant Juan Uribe, San Francisco offered the infielder a three-year deal worth $20MM, according to Schulman (on Twitter). That's $1MM less than the Dodgers offered and $5MM less than Uribe was asking for.
  • The Giants weren't the only NL West team to lose an infielder to a division rival this week. The Padres spoke to Miguel Tejada's agent today, but weren't willing and/or able to match the Giants' $6.5MM offer, according to Dan Hayes of the North County Times (on Twitter). 


32 Responses to Giants Notes: Jeter, Fontenot, Uribe, Tejada Leave a Reply

  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Sabean: Hey Casey, lets just get to it, 1 year for 1.75MM
    Casey Close: Please dont ever call me again.
    Sabean: How is that not a fair deal for Fontenot?
    Casey Close: Oops, thought you were talking about someone else.
    Sabean: Jeter?
    Casey Close: Yep

  2. nzmrmn 5 years ago

    I’d like the Giants to keep Tiny Mike Fontenot on as a LIDR or pinch hitter/runner. He has scrap and intangibles coming out the ying yang.

    • ramiro magana 5 years ago

      >implying Fontenot is faster than Emanuel Burris and a better pinch-hitter than Travis Ishikawa.

      • nzmrmn 5 years ago

        >implying he’s not

        He has a good swing. I can’t remember how many time he shot clutch base hits straight back up the middle late in the season. He’s a solid MI and he’s not going to break the bank.

  3. nzmrmn 5 years ago

    I’d like the Giants to keep Tiny Mike Fontenot on as a LIDR or pinch hitter/runner. He has scrap and intangibles coming out the ying yang.

  4. jfretless 5 years ago

    Mychael Urban spoke with persons close to Tejada and that Tejada would be the starting shortstop.

    link to csnbayarea.com

    He goes on to say that the Giants are done with looking for a shortstop, infielder.

    In addition to the article, he called in to KNBR and spoke of that. I heard it on the radio first, then found the his blog.

    John

  5. Bye Bye Baby Bonanza 5 years ago

    No knowing what’s going to happen with Sandoval I’d keep Fontenot until Spring at least. Tender Fontenot a contract and if later on they find out he isn’t needed they shouldn’t have trouble trading him. Infielders are in short supply.

  6. Bye Bye Baby Bonanza 5 years ago

    No knowing what’s going to happen with Sandoval I’d keep Fontenot until Spring at least. Tender Fontenot a contract and if later on they find out he isn’t needed they shouldn’t have trouble trading him. Infielders are in short supply.

  7. 55legend 5 years ago

    sign Bartlett or Scutaro, Ross the Boss back, and another World Series run lets go!!

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      neither of the 3 is a free agent…Cody is arb eligible but will be with the team next year…He’ll be tendered a contract, Bartlett is still a possibility.

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      neither of the 3 is a free agent…Cody is arb eligible but will be with the team next year…He’ll be tendered a contract, Bartlett is still a possibility.

    • Johnny_Felix 5 years ago

      from what they just reported it doesnt look like the Giants are even looking Bartletts way

    • Johnny_Felix 5 years ago

      from what they just reported it doesnt look like the Giants are even looking Bartletts way

  8. 55legend 5 years ago

    sign Bartlett or Scutaro, Ross the Boss back, and another World Series run lets go!!

  9. Lincecum_Says_GSP 5 years ago

    I’m wondering what that 3yr/20 million deal was in detail. I can’t imagine Uribe or the Giants couldnt sort out that extra million. Must have been only two guaranteed years or he wanted to be a full time player and not a super utility guy. In the end the Tejada deal is probably the best outcome in that its short enough to not block Crawford or Sabs likes next years list better.

  10. Lincecum_Says_GSP 5 years ago

    I’m wondering what that 3yr/20 million deal was in detail. I can’t imagine Uribe or the Giants couldnt sort out that extra million. Must have been only two guaranteed years or he wanted to be a full time player and not a super utility guy. In the end the Tejada deal is probably the best outcome in that its short enough to not block Crawford or Sabs likes next years list better.

  11. TopDeckBum 5 years ago

    Apparently dealing with the McCourt divorce drama is worth $1 million.

    • nzmrmn 5 years ago

      Also, sunshine and beach babes instead of fog and wind.

      • YourBase 5 years ago

        Ah yes, UV radiation and plastic surgery at its finest.

      • Umm. A better way to look at it is World Series repeat vs. choke against the Phillies yet again…

    • nzmrmn 5 years ago

      Also, sunshine and beach babes instead of fog and wind.

    • Johnny_Felix 5 years ago

      as long as the checks dont bounce im sure he doesnt care

    • Johnny_Felix 5 years ago

      as long as the checks dont bounce im sure he doesnt care

  12. TopDeckBum 5 years ago

    Apparently dealing with the McCourt divorce drama is worth $1 million.

  13. nzmrmn 5 years ago

    Andrew Baggerly on Twitter sez “Keeping score on Pablo Sandoval: He’s already dropped >10 lbs since World Series ended. Hasn’t weighed in since Thanksgiving dinner, though.”

    Awesome, well done! Keep it up, Pablo!

    • Grab some pine, meat. 5 years ago

      I doubt he celebrated Thanksgiving.

  14. cubfan4life 5 years ago

    Fontenot is a solid guy to have off the bench. He’s left handed and can play a solid 2B with a passable SS and 3B. He is a career .270 hitter but that is dragged down by his bad 2009 season when he had to play out of position and learn on the fly as a first time starter. When he was used as a part time guy he hit .278, .305, and .283 in 2007, 2008 and this past year. He isnt a guy who is a starter for a team that wants to contend but he is a very good piece off the bench.

    That being said, SF needs to continue looking into bringing in someone who can play 3B with some regularity just in case Sandoval eats his way into a trade to an AL team. Personally i think a deal should be made and would be made if he wasnt so popular in SF. Sandoval and maybe Manny Burriss for Gordon Beckham perhaps? That would allow you to get another just as young and controllable 3B who can shift to 2B next year if needed when Sanchez’s contract is up

    I dont mind the Tejada deal since it makes sense for this year and youre not blocking anyone by giving someone a multi year deal. I was hoping for something in terms of maybe a deal for Jose Reyes or Jason Bartlett. But Tejada does give them protection at 3B just in case

  15. woadude 5 years ago

    The Padres were going 6.5 million?!?! that’s Adrian Gonzalez money right there, and surly he is no Adrian….

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