Oct 15, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (right) reacts after colliding with St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) on a double play attempt during the first inning of game two of the 2012 NLCS at AT

Matt Holliday Tried to Recruit Marco Scutaro

Marco Scutaro signed a three-year, $20 million deal to return to the Giants this past offseason, passing up a better deal to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Cardinals, after seeing Scutaro scorch them in the NLCS by hitting a lights-out .500 in seven games, tried their best to bring in the veteran second baseman who came out of nowhere to play a pivotal role in the Giants World Series run.

Even Matt Holliday, the man who took out Scutaro with a hard slide into second base, tried to recruit him.

“I got a text from him, and from another player,” said Scutaro told CSN. “It was here or St. Louis – two very good teams with a chance to win. I can’t say anything bad about that team. They were very professional.”

But Scutaro stayed true to his team, and now he’s back with the defending World Champs.

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