Heyman reporting Giants suggested to Melky a Carlos Quentin type deal. Now looks like he'll test Free Agency.
Typical of Sabey Sabster to offer an insulting contract first. I understand offer low and try to meet in the middle, but at least offer something reasonable!!
3yr/27 does NOT land Melky!! 5yr/60 is more like it.
I can see it now...
Will all line up and back the Truck up. Melky will goto highest bidder (and why wouldn't he?)
Only way we get him, is that he actually WANTS to be a Giant, and gives us an option to match the money that is gonna be thrown at him, same as Beltran, same as ANY free agent.
Go Giants. Go Melky...don't hate the playa...
I think everyone needs to remember that Cabrera is less than 2 years removed from nearly playing himself out of MLB.
I'd love to believe he's figured out that it's best for everyone if he continues to train and play at a high level, but it'd take a loon not to realize that he could do a complete about-face after signing his big FA deal.
The fact that Hunter Pence is likely to cost $13-14M in his final year of arbitration isn't going to help the Giants' bargaining position much.
I think Cabrera will likely land somewhere else AFTER a contentious contract negotiation with the Giants. The good news is that New York and Atlanta are not likely to be interested.
I see your point LS. But everything points to Melky "getting it," i.e. growing up.
I'd like to think we will be competitive. Not in a Barry Zito length contract, but at least a three-year, with option on the 4th, that mirrors McCutcheon.