NL West Links: Giants, Affeldt, Rockies, D’Backs

The Giants don't plan on making qualifying offers to Marco Scutaro, Jeremy Affeldt or Angel Pagan by tomorrow's deadline, reports Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.comMLBTR's Tim Dierkes predicted that Pagan would get a qualifying offer (a one-year, $13.3MM contract) that would ultimately be rejected by the outfielder as he will no doubt receive multiyear offers on the open market.  Without a qualifying offer, Pagan can sign elsewhere and the Giants wouldn't receive any draft picks as compensation.

Here's some more news from around the NL West…

  • The Giants want to bring back all three players, though Baggarly reports that team officials "are less confident about their ability to" re-sign Pagan given how much interest the outfielder is likely to get from other teams.
  • Scutaro, Affeldt and Pagan all want to return to the Giants, though Affeldt specified that he's looking for a multiyear contract, writes Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • The Giants are talking to the agents of the three players to see if a deal can be struck before the end of the team's exclusive negotiating period, tweets Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.  None of the deals are close and Schulman predicts that Pagan will test the market, while Scutaro is the player with the best chance to re-sign quickly.
  • Walt Weiss, Jason Giambi and Matt Williams will all meet with Rockies owner Dick Monfort and GM Dan O'Dowd, reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post.  These three and Tom Runnells (who has already met with management) appear to be the final candidates to be the next Rockies manager.  (Both links are to Twitter).
  • The Rockies are unlikely to pick a new manager by the end of the week, writes MLB.com's Thomas Harding, as O'Dowd is currently out of town and will then be attending next week's GM meetings.
  • The Astros have claimed right-hander Sam Demel and infielder Jake Elmore off waivers from the Diamondbacks, according to an Astros media release.  Demel, who came to Arizona in the 2010 trade that sent Conor Jackson to Oakland, has a 4.95 ERA in 72 relief appearances for the Snakes since 2010, with a 1.85 K/BB ratio and 48 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings.  Elmore, 25, was a 34th-round pick of the D'Backs in 2008 who made his Major League debut this season, posting a .497 OPS in 73 plate appearances.
  • In news from earlier today, the Giants declined their 2013 option on Aubrey Huff and I posted a collection of Diamondbacks notes.


11 Responses to NL West Links: Giants, Affeldt, Rockies, D’Backs Leave a Reply

  1. Pagan won’t get a Rowand-like contract because they learned their lesson from post-championship contracts from Aubrey Huff

  2. Goat_Rider 3 years ago

    Got to go with Tim on Pagan. No qualifying offer but doubts they will be able to resign him due to muliple year contracts that will be offered. Might as well grab the pick. You have to think a flush SF organization could handle a $13 million Pagan if for some reason he accepted.

    • Marcatmeowmeow 3 years ago

      I definitely think it would have been smart to extend a qualifying offer – I don’t see any likely scenario in which Pagan chooses 13.3 million over a guaranteed multi-year contract. Maybe Sabean thinks his AAV offers will be a lot lower than 13.3 million, but low enough to decline 3/4 years for 1? I don’t know about that.

  3. Marcatmeowmeow 3 years ago

    Any thoughts on what Pagan might fetch on the open market? I could see 4 years and a vesting option being a reasonable goal for his agent. I think he’ll end up with a team other than The Giants, but Affeldt and Scutaro will probably stay.

    • gmenfan 3 years ago

      Given the state of their pen and with what Affeldt did to them in the series, you’d have to think Detroit would be willing to pony up serious cash to get him.

      For Pagan, its being rumored that he’s going to get something in the 4yr/$50M ballpark.

      • SFrush90 3 years ago

        And if that is in fact the area Pagan is seeking I’d hope the Giants would pass.

  4. northsfbay 3 years ago

    Scutaro and Affeldt’s contracts look within reason. We see what offers that Pagan gets. Pagan relies on his legs. I wouldn’t go too high on Pagan.

    • SFrush90 3 years ago

      I do agree with you regarding I’d hope the Giants don’t go too high on him. 10M might be the highest I’d hope they’d offer and that’d be for 3 years. But for Affeldt it seems he’s looking for something around what Brandon League got 21/3. 7M seems awfully high for a reliever, but I would hate to see Affeldt go.

  5. WillieMaysField 3 years ago

    I could see the Giants going 2 years 11M with Affeldt. Scutaro 2 years 14M with team option and 1 or 2M buyouts for third years. I would make Pagan a qualifying offer and offer 3 years 33M and option a 4th year. The Giants do have about 30 million to spend. Depending on arbitration raises.

    • Andrew Rodig 3 years ago

      I don’t see Pagan being worth 3 years 33M. He had a career year and it will be hard for him to replicate his production of last year. Other two deals I have no problem with.

      • WillieMaysField 3 years ago

        With Hamilton, Bourn, and Upton all getting qualifying offers of 13.3M Pagan will get 10-13M per for 3 or 4 years. Pagan’s numbers this year are very close to his career averages. His skills fit the park and team needs. The Giants have the money and they like the player. The Giants will sign an outfielder. Which player do you see them giving up a draft pick and money to sign?

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