For a lot of MLB teams, two or three players make up a perhaps undeserved percentage of payroll on long contracts. The San Francisco Giants, the 12th highest spenders in the league, do things a little differently. Their contracts can be hefty but are also short. Their highest-paid player in 2023, Joc Pederson, made up only 10% of payroll by himself (relatively little, compared to, say, Justin Verlander's 18% for the Houston Astros), and he's a free agent who is likely not to return in 2024.
This doesn't exempt the Giants from making deals that don't work out for them, though, and spending money where they shouldn't. A considerable number of San Francisco's few short contracts look like might be pretty bad short term investments.
Here are 3 contracts the SF Giants will regret this offseason
Perhaps luckily for the Giants, all of their standing contracts outside of the sturdy Logan Webb's are only 1-3 years long. If the three players listed here don't manage to improve, at least San Francisco won't have them for very much longer.