Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sanchez, Ramirez, Ross, and Casilla all avoid arbitrarion

The San Francisco Giants are determined to keep their World Series roster in tact.  Other than Edgar Renteria and Juan Uribe, there really haven't been any major defections from the Champions' roster.

World Series heroics aside, Renteria's 243 AB's won't be missed and you can expect that Miguel Tejada will come pretty close to matching Uribe's offense, if not his versatility.

Now you throw in the signings of Cody Ross, Jonathan Sanchez, Santiago Casilla, and Ramon Ramirez and the 2011 Giants almost look exactly like the 2010 Giants.  That's not necessarily a bad thing.  It's just not that exciting of a thing from a blogger's, or a Giants fan's, perspective.

The only two arbitration eligible players left for the Giants to come to terms with: Andres Torres and Javier Lopez.  Both are expected to come to terms and avoid arbitration.  Torres appears to be the guy who is going to be the big winner this off-season.  His contract is poised to go from $426,000 to somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 million.  Or roughly a 500% pay increase!  Go Andres!

Just under a month left until pitchers and catchers report!

San Francisco Giants, 50 Years - 2008 publication

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