Friday, December 3, 2010

Saltzman Says... Mike Fontenot Re-Signed, Ray & Velez gone

Giants offer arbitration to all but 2

Saltzman Says...

Mike Fontenot re-signed for a little over $1 million.

Cody Ross, Andres Torres, Jonathan Sanchez, Santiago Casilla, Javier Lopez and Ramon Ramirez were all offered salary arbitration.

Chris Ray and Eugenio Velez were not.

What all this means...
Mike Fontenot is coming back.

Ross, Torres, Sanchez, Casilla, Lopez and Ramirez will be as well.  The question is: Does something get done before arbitration?  The answer will almost assuredly be yes.

Brian Sabean's track record is he doesn't like to take a case to an arbitrator because of how negative the back and forth become with the team and the agent.

Giants who have avoided arbitration over the last 6 years
  • Jonathan Sanchez
  • Brian Wilson
  • Tim Lincecum
  • Brandon Medders
  • Jack Taschner
  • Brad Hennessey
  • Kevin Correia
  • Jim Brower
  • Pedro Feliz
What About Ray and Velez?...
Chris Ray and Eugenio Velez become free agents who could be brought back to minor league deals if nobody brings them in.  Ray should have an easier time finding a home being a former closer.  Velez could end up back in Fresno to fill out the Grizzlies roster.  General Manager Brian Sabean said Dan Runzler had the edge over Ray to make the 2011 Opening Day Roster and Velez would not be able to make the Opening Day Roster.

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