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McCovey Chronicles Dec 8, 2016
The Giants are really pushing this ‘we’re all out of money’ line, ha ha ha

The Giants are really pushing this ‘we’re all out of money’ line, ha ha ha

No, seriously, is the offseason over? Earlier in the week, I reminded everybody that the Giants’ talk of being maxed out on payroll could be a smokescreen. There’s no advantage to declaring a desperate remaining need; there’s every advantage in promising little, delivering big. I would like to hedge my bets, if I may. The headlines aren’t encouraging. From The Chronicle: Giants maxing out on payroll, relying heavily on Matt Cain Huh. According to these records, the last season in which Matt Cain was good, Aubrey Huff played second base. That can’t be right. “I don’t think...

Giants maxing out on payroll, relying heavily on Matt Cain

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The Mark Melancon signing pretty much ended any Giants talk of adding another player with a big contract. The only way the Giants could take on that type of player - J.D. Martinez, anybody? - is by moving a player with a similar salary, general manager Bobby Evans said at the winter meetings on Wednesday. “We just don’t have that kind of tradeable contracts,” said Evans, suggesting the Giants’ payroll is close to maxing out. The Giants have 11 big-money players signed to multiyear deals, all but one with secure jobs in 2017. Approaching the end of his...

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