San Francisco Giants hope they are not finished winning just yet
By Janie Mccauley ,AP
November 2, 2012, 12:12 am TWN
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer wants to add more World Series championships to the two his franchise has captured the past three seasons.
Why not build a baseball dynasty in the Bay Area?
Baer said Wednesday the front office is already hard at work beginning plans for the 2013 roster — and he is optimistic many familiar faces will stick around, including second baseman and NL championship series MVP Marco Scutaro.
“Nobody thinks we should be done,” Baer said. “I think we want to get lots of people back, and he's one of them. ... My favorite sign was 'San Francisco, Happiest Place on Earth.' That's how we all feel about this. That's what the goal is.”
NL West champion San Francisco completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night at Comerica Park. The Giants and the city celebrated with an orange-and-black parade through downtown Wednesday — fitting it fell on Halloween.
General manager Brian Sabean called it a priority to re-sign Scutaro, center fielder Angel Pagan and left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt. So far, he said, his staff has spoken only “informally” about what's next as everyone wanted to get through Wednesday's festivities before starting in earnest.
Scutaro, who celebrated his 37th birthday Tuesday and then partied some more with his teammates a day later before this group parts ways for the winter, said it's a no-brainer he would like to return.
“What a question. Of course I want to come back,” Scutaro said. “Sometimes there are decisions you can't control. I don't know what they're thinking, what other teams are thinking. I just have to wait. The only thing I can say is I hope everything works out because I want to come back here.”
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and his wife Kristen ride in a car as confetti falls during the baseball team's World Series victory parade in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 31. (AP)