San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro achieved plenty during the 2012 season: a .362 batting average after being traded to San Francisco midseason, an NLCS MVP and a World Series title. But, by signing a three-year, $20 million contract last Tuesday, Scutaro fell short of his financial goals. The amount he wanted?
Yes, that translates to $3 billion dollars, almost 12 times as much as the contract Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last season. Writes Comcast Sports Net Bay Area, the 37-year old Scutaro feigned disappointment about his new salary while joking with reporters.
"I was looking for the best contract," Scutaro said honestly. "It may be my last contract, because of my age....I was looking for three-thousand-million," Scutaro reiterated. "They didn't get close."
Scutaro's jokes didn't stop there. He went on the discuss the controversial slide by St. Louis Cardinal outfielder Matt Holliday which injured Scutaro in Game One of the NLCS, and outlined exactly what he would do if he and Holliday were teammates.
"I would kick his ass every day."
He then lightheartedly commented about not representing his home country, Venezuela, in the upcoming 2013 World Baseball Classic.
"Gotta save my bullets," Scutaro said of his decision.