Update 9:19 PM – Scutaro has just signed a three-year deal worth $20 million to remain with the Giants. This comes on the heals of Angel Pagan’s four-year, $40 million deal yesterday.
Update 12:40 PM – Several reports are confirming that the Giants have an offer on the table for Scutaro for three years and $24 million. Keep in mind that he is 37-years old and has never received a three-year contract in his career.
Two days ago, if you asked me which free agent the Giants would bring back – Angel Pagan or Marco Scutaro – I would have undoubtedly said Scutaro.
Now, after Pagan inked a four-year, $40 million deal with the Giants yesterday, it appears that Scutaro might be the one to jump ship.
FOX Sports is reporting that Scutaro is drawing interest from the St. Louis Cardinals, who are in the market for a second baseman, and the New York Yankees, who are always in the market for any free agent (despite having Robinson Cano, a pretty good player, at second base).
Andrew Baggarly reported on Monday that the Giants have been talking to Scutaro, and that a three-year deal is not out of the question.
The 37-year old Scutaro was sensational last season with the Giants, hitting .362 in 61 games after being acquired in late July. He was 14-28 in the NLCS against the same Cardinals, winning the NLCS MVP Award. Scutaro then capped off the Giants’ World Series sweep of the Tigers with the game-winning hit in Game 4.