Giants Avoid Arbitration With Angel Pagan

The Giants and Angel Pagan have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4.85MM, reports The Associated Press (via ESPN). He can earn an additional $50K each for 550, 600, and 650 plate appearances. MLBTR's Matt Swartz projected the Legacy Sports Group client to earn $4.7MM next season.

Pagan, 30, was acquired from the Mets for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez back in December. He hit .262/.322/.372 with seven homers and 32 steals while battling a rib fracture in 2011, and is a .279/.331/.418 career hitter. Pagan was arbitration-eligible for the fourth time as a Super Two and will become a free agent after this coming season. He made $3.5MM last season.

As our Arbitration Tracker shows, the Giants still have six unsigned arbitration-eligible players: Melky Cabrera, Santiago Casilla, Tim Lincecum, Sergio Romo, Pablo Sandoval, and Nate Schierholtz.


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17 Comments on "Giants Avoid Arbitration With Angel Pagan"


MetsEventually
3 years 6 months ago

Miss u bby. 

connfyoozed
3 years 6 months ago

Why would the Giants want to avoid arbitration with Angel Pagan?  All they would have to do is wait until Pagan’s side made its case, and then say, “Are you serious?  You want how much?  You’re Angel friggin Pagan!  No further questions, your honor.”  There’s no way they would lose 😉

bayareabeast
3 years 6 months ago

they probably wanted to get it out of the way so his transition to sf would be smoother. not having to worry about his contract he can focus on getting ready for the season.

letsgogiants
3 years 6 months ago

Maybe its just me, but isn’t 4.85 Million kind of a lot for the year Pagan had last year? I would of had it closer to just 4 million if I were Sabean.

HummBaby
3 years 6 months ago

Knowing Sabean it could have been worse. I’m more interested in seeing what happens with Lincecum, Sandoval, Romo, and Cabrera myself.

letsgogiants
3 years 6 months ago

Yeah its going to be interesting what all of them get through arbitration, especially with Sandoval and Romo who are eligible for the first time. I really hope Sabean is able to sign both Cain and Lincecum to multi-year deals eventually. Those two are the core of the Giant’s strengths, and I couldn’t see them going anywhere else.

3 years 6 months ago

I could literally see Lincecum on any team in the major leagues.

TimotheusATL
3 years 6 months ago

that’s not exactly going out on a limb…

3 years 6 months ago

kind of my point, the guy ahead of me said 

“Those two are the core of the Giant’s strengths, and I couldn’t see them going anywhere else.”

vonhayesdays
3 years 6 months ago

any team that wants to give him 8 yrs an 160 mil , which is what he reportedly asked for from the giants 

3 years 6 months ago

IMO He’ll get more, his AAV will be the most for a pitcher. Yankees, Sox, and phillies always go after top arms, 8/200 isn’t out of the question.

vonhayesdays
3 years 6 months ago

i think 8 and 160 was timmy’s hometown discount , i could see him getting more as well

AmericanMovieFan
3 years 6 months ago

What I think they each will get in arbitration/what I think they deserve:

Melky: $4.5MM/$5MM

Casilla: $2MM/$2MM

Lincecum: $18MM/$25MM

Romo $1.5MM/$3MM

Panda: $6MM/$10MM

Schierholtz: $1MM/$3MM

Tyler Jedrzejak
3 years 6 months ago

the hell?

Lastings
3 years 6 months ago

You’ve got my approval…

AmericanMovieFan
3 years 6 months ago

What did he say?

AmericanMovieFan
3 years 6 months ago

What did he say?