Giants' Maro Scutaro didn't quite get the contract he was after

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

Marco Scutaro signed a three-year, $20 million contract with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. But that wasn't exactly the amount he wanted.

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?

Three-thousand-million dollars.

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.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.