Giants not extending qualifying offer to Angel Pagan, Jeremy Affeldt

Christian Petersen

It seems that the Giants don't think that Angel Pagan, Jeremy Affeldt or any other of their impending free agents aren't worth the $13.3 million salary that comes with a qualifying offer.

The San Francisco Giants are not planning to extend a qualifying offer to OF Angel Pagan or RP Jeremy Affeldt before Friday's deadline, according to CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly.

Under the MLB's new system, the Giants have until 2 p.m. Friday to offer any of their free agents a one-year salary of $13.3 million. If any player declines and decides to sign somewhere else, their new club will forfeit their first round selection (as long as it's not top-10) and their old team will received a sandwich pick in between rounds one and two.

According to Baggerly, the Giants do still remain interested in resigning both Pagan and Affeldt to a contract with a lesser year-to-year salary though. Additionally, San Francisco would also like to resign Marco Scutaro, who is not eligible for a qualifying offer since he was a midseason acquisition.

Pagan isn't worth a $13+ million salary but the Giants will undoubtedly have to break the bank for him a bit after he racked up 95 runs, 29 stolen bases, 15 triples and a .288/.338/.440 line with San Francisco last season. As Baggerly points out, Affeldt might be a bit more expensive too after the Los Angeles Dodgers set the bar high with Brandon League's three-year, $21.3 million contract earlier this offseason.

So, it turns out winning the World Series might cost the Giants more than they originally expected after all.

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