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San Francisco Giants Payroll Around $130 Million in 2012

As the San Francisco Giants are looking to lock up guys like Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum in Black and Orange for a while, they will be making a slight adjustment to their 2012 payroll, bumping it up around $6 million compared to 2011 as they try to get back to the promise land of the playoffs. 

Via Hank Schulman on Twitter

Giants payroll in '12 will be $130 million, give or take a Cha Cha Bowl or two. Modest $6m increase over '11, but $33m more than '10.
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I'll take a cha-cha bowl or two. But I digress. 

It's staggering to think that the Giants will be spending $33 million more than they did when they won it all back in 2010, especially since most of the guys on the team then still are now. Mainly the payroll increase coincides with the spike in pay that a number of the Giants will be getting next season, not opening up the piggy bank to try and land some top-notch free agents. 

Raises for Cain, Lincecum, Wilson, Panda, etc... will eat up increase. As reported, big-name bat is highly unlikely. Goal is keep pitchers.
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Waiting around for midseason deals worked for Brian Sabean and the Giants in the past, instead of fishing with all their bait during the offseason for the big catch. Might as well try it again in 2012. Many fans noticed how AT&T Park was full to the rafters every night, and all that Giants swag that they happened to buy during the year, didn't equate to the team being flush with cash (well, at least them letting us know that they're flush with cash). The 'rainy day' that the team is saving for is still around the corner, so if there's no use trying to land a guy like Albert Pujols or Jose Reyes, than paying the stars the Giants have is fine with me. 

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