Will Ryan Vogelsong Be a Giant in 2014?

By Melissa Felkins

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.

October 31, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitchers Barry Zito (left) and Ryan Vogelsong address the crowd during the World Series victory celebration at City Hall. The Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in a four-game sweep to win the 2012 World Series. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Vogelsong 

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.