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MLB rumors: Giants’ deal with Vogelsong to take a while?

Sep 21, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (32) pitches during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have won two of the past four World Championships thanks to their elite pitching. Pitching that they felt needed an overhaul, which is why they brought in veteran Tim Hudson and re-signed Tim Hudson, both of whom will pitch behind potential Cy Young candidates in Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner. The team also will reportedly bring back fifth starter Ryan Vogelsong, this after declining Vogelsong’s $6.5 million dollar option earlier this offseason.

Terms of a potential contract were leaked on Thursday with suggestions that Vogelsong could earn up to $8 million dollars with incentives, though Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the guaranteed portion of Vogelsong’s deal will only be worth around $3 million and may not get done for a week or so:

It sounds like the Ryan Vogelsong deal will not get done before next week.

My good buddy Chris Haft reported that the contract could be worth upwards of $8 million if incentives are reached. I’ve learned that the guaranteed portion could be about half that, north of $3 million for sure.

It’s a pretty solid deal for the Giants considering the price of starting pitching in the free agent market.

Assuming the two sides work out a deal, the Giants will turn their attention to left field with their rotation now complete.

Topics: Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants

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