Coming into the 2010 season, the Giants were looking for a first baseman. Travis Ishikawa just wasn’t cutting it at the time, and they needed some more power. So, in January of 2010, they signed Aubrey Huff to a one year, $3 million contract. He turned out to be a bargain for the numbers he put up. He hit .290/.385/.506 with 26 homers, 86 RBI’s and 35 doubles. Huff also put up a 5.7 WAR in 2010.
In the playoffs, he struggled a bit until the World Series, where he hit his only homer of the post season.
Huff re-signed with the Giants after the 2010 season $22 million contract that also included a team option for the 2013 season. He struggled in 2011, hitting .246/.306/.370 with 12 homers and 59 RBI’s. In 2012, he lost the 1st base job to Brandon Belt, only hitting .192 with 1 home run. His club option was declined.
Huff’s impact was really only a year long. However, it was one of the most important seasons in the teams history. He was a key part to the first ever championship in San Francisco Giants history, and that’s what makes him the second best free agent signing ever.
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