The hot stove is sizzling:
The Giants resigned Aubrey Huff to a two-year deal worth $22 million with a club option for 2013. Details about the signing could be found here. I like this deal, but $22 million seems a little high for me, considering Huff's page, but that's just the nature of the business. When somebody leads a team to a World Series title, the price will naturally jump up.
The Giants are searching for an everyday shortstop. They did offer Juan Uribe salary arbitration, but if he declines or cannot negotiate a deal with the Giants, other options exist. They are currently in talks with Miguel Tejada to fill the shortstop void, and have shown no interest in Derek Jeter. I personally thing Juan Uribe is a better option than both. Juan Uribe displayed more power than Tejada, leading 20 homers to Tejada's 15, and Derek Jeter, who hit just 10 home runs. Plus, Uribe has won two world series rings, something Tejada cannot say he has done. The Diamondbacks' Stephen Drew was also on the Giants' radar, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. The Giants also were interested in the Mets' Jose Reyes, according to Schulman, but they wanted 3 or 4 players in return. My gut says the two sides will work something out, and Uribe will be back in orange and black.
Also, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the Dodgers were very interested in Aubrey Huff, but it didn't work out as Giants fans know.
Another tidbit. The Giants will begin spring training on Feb. 25 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It will be here before you know it!
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One more recommendation: Go to McCovey's restaurant in Walnut Creek. It is an excellent experience for any Giants fan!
Here's a cool pic from the victory parade. I took it inside the Civic Center Library.