Hunter Pence is locked up for the next five years. However, there are a handful of fan favorites who may or may not be wearing a Giants uniform next season. Here is just a quick update on one of those awaiting to hear his fate in San Francisco.
Ryan Vogelsong is in an option year for 2104. That option will cost the Giants $6.5 million, however his buyout is only $300,000. My guess is that unless the Giants get some money, or come along with some better options in the starting rotation, he’ll be back. It’s clear he wants to stay in San Francisco. In fact, his wife Nicole tweeted Pence and joked that he should insist he and Vogey are a package deal.
On a serious note though, Henry Schulman wrote this on Monday:
One image from yesterday’s postgame clubhouse was burned in my mind. As players were rushing to catch planes and say their goodbyes, Ryan Vogelsong sat at his (now-empty) locker, stone-faced, looking straight ahead, just as he did in the hours before every start. Vogelsong is genuinely afraid he won’t be back next year, and I really sense he’s worried less about the $6.5 million and more about leaving a club that means so much to him. I think yesterday was a very emotional time for him. #sfgiants
Personally, I love Vogey. I think I’d like to see him back, however, if his option is not picked up, I think I trust Brian Sabean enough to make the right call. I fully expect to see him back, however.