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.”
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 that 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.
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. ”
So, what will it take?
“I want 15 years, three thousand million dollars,” Scutaro joked. “How do you like me now? I gotta go.”
Just like two years ago, the Giants brass is about a month behind in preparing for next season. Though vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans has said that’s a good problem to have when it means your team has won it all.