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.

17 Responses to Giants Avoid Arbitration With Angel Pagan Leave a Reply

  1. MetsEventually 3 years ago

    Miss u bby. 

  2. Josh Conn 3 years 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 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.

  3. letsgogiants 3 years 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 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 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.

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

          • TimotheusATL 3 years ago

            that’s not exactly going out on a limb…

          • 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 ago

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

          • 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 ago

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

  4. AmericanMovieFan 3 years 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

  5. Tyler Jedrzejak 3 years ago

    the hell?

  6. Lastings 3 years ago

    You’ve got my approval…

  7. AmericanMovieFan 3 years ago

    What did he say?

  8. AmericanMovieFan 3 years ago

    What did he say?

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