San Francisco Giants Aubrey Huff Stays To Help Defend Crown

By Rob Nelson

[picappgallerysingle id=”10099782″]Aubrey Huff is going nowhere. The San Francisco Giants announced that the team will sign Huff to a two year deal with a team option for a third. The deal is reportedly worth 22 million. Brian Sabean did have to out bid at least one other team for the veteran’s services. In the end Huff wanted to continue to play for the team that gave him his first and probably greatest post season success.

Despite being 34, Huff had a very solid year. Huff led or was near the top of the team in virtually every offensive category this year. Huff also had many clutch post season hits. The Giants lineup was not exactly robust to begin with and this means the team needed to keep their middle of the order threat. In other words this was a no brainer decision for Sabean to keep this guy.

I personally do not see the risks that others see in this deal. Huff is only here for two more years and at 36 by the end of the deal, he should still be relatively productive. 11 million a year for a guy that can play multiple positions, hit .300, pop 20 homeruns, and drive in at least 75 runs is not that ridiculous. I look for Huff to continue to be a key bat in the Giants attack. GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!

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