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). 


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32 Comments on "Giants Notes: Jeter, Fontenot, Uribe, Tejada"


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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months 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

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4 years 7 months ago

Lol….thats right

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4 years 7 months ago

Lol….thats right

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55saveslives
4 years 7 months ago

Copycat >:(

lol

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HummBaby
4 years 7 months ago

Exactly what I was thinking.

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nzmrmn
4 years 7 months 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.

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ramiro magana
4 years 7 months ago

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

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nzmrmn
4 years 7 months 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.

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nzmrmn
4 years 7 months 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.

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jfretless
4 years 7 months 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

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Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
4 years 7 months 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.