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San Francisco Giants Plan To Offer Hunter Pence Arbitration

By Bryan Rose

In some of the least shocking news of the offseason – at least the early part of it, the Giants plan to offer Hunter Pence arbitration, this according to Jon Heyman:

"not sure why this is being debated publicly. but the champion #SFGiants will offer pence arbitration. $13-14M, 1 yr works"

The move is all but a formality considering what the Giants parted with to get Pence, though given his stats with the Giants – it’s a tough financial pill to swallow.

That said, Pence is still a career .285 hitter with pop and those don’t come cheaply. Pence will essentially take over Aubrey Huff‘s mini-albatross of a contract (Huff was making $11 million dollars this past season) and will play for a long term deal, assuming he and the Giants don’t come to terms on a lengthy deal of their own.