July 13, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera (right) poses for a photo before his game against the Houston Astros at AT

Giants Open Contract Talks With Melky Cabrera, Agree To Shut Them Down

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Although the Giants added some hefty salary in Hunter Pence for next season, GM Brian Sabean and company still plan to make attempts at keeping the Melk Man in orange and black for the next few years. CBS’ Jon Heyman states the Giants made a quick attempt to talk money with Cabrera, but both sides agreed it was best to wait until the season ends:

The San Francisco Giants made a brief try to extend sudden outfield star Melky Cabrera with a new contract a few weeks ago, but the sides have agreed to put finances aside until after season, when he is due to become a free agent, sources said.

There’s little to read into this, other than the Giants’ obvious interest in having Melky return (which we already knew). Some players prefer not to talk money during the season as the stresses of contractual negotiations wear thin on them and their games.

While no official offer was made, Heyman’s sources informs him that the Giants were “thinking” of offering Cabrera a contract close to that of the San Diego Padres’ Carlos Quentin, who just recently signed a 3 year, $27 million dollar deal.

Melky has shown interest in returning to San Francisco – so hopefully at season end, the two sides can come to a fair deal for both parties.

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