Once Optimistic San Francisco Giants Now Unsure About Keeping Angel Pagan?

By Bryan Rose

Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder

Angel Pagan

(16) reacts at batting practice prior to game four of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Just a couple weeks ago, CSN’s Andrew Baggarly (among others) reported that the San Francisco Giants felt confident in their ability to re-sign Angel Pagan, especially since names like B.J. Upton (who isn’t asking as much as Pagan and other top free agent outfielders) were gaining interest from teams looking at Pagan.

However, that confidence has apparently subsided, at least according to ESPN’s Buster Olney as he’s reporting the Giants have some concerns with Pagan’s contractual demands:

"The San Francisco Giants have been talking with Angel Pagan, but aren’t sure they want to give him as many years as he wants in his next deal."

Olney can at times be less than reliable, so the noise needs to be taken with a grain of salt as Pagan is most likely waiting for the market to settle before he makes any decisions. Still, given the fact that the Giants have reportedly entertained other outfielders, they’re certainly getting their ducks in a row in case they’re unable to keep their Angel in the outfield.