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Pat Burrell’s deal: $1 million plus incentives

Dec 2, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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Ken Rosenthal reports that Pat Burrell will make a $1 million base salary with some added  incentives.

I think this renders the deal sufficiently free of risk in the event that playoffs Pat Burrell shows up for the 2011 season instead of post-trade-from-the-Rays Burrell. At $1 million, the Giants can pretty much cut bait on the guy and not regret it too terribly. Or, even if he’s producing decently enough, they won’t mind benching him and moving Aubrey Huff to left in the event that Brandon Belt forces his way into the lineup.

This also, by the way, causes fans of teams in need of a corner outfielder to breathe a sigh of relief. Personally I could see the Braves giving him a couple three million, and I’m sure other teams would have considered this.  Which would have been a bad risk in my view.

  1. FYMYAWF - Dec 2, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Great sign by Sabes. Again, his clubhouse presence is worth the mill. Just about a perfect pinch-hit/spot start guy, and if he gets hot, he can carry a team for a week at a time.

    • pisano - Dec 3, 2010 at 12:03 AM

      Just hope you don’t have to count on him in the World Series.

      • mgugie - Dec 4, 2010 at 11:50 PM

        If we’re back in the WS, it won’t matter!

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