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Put On Your Giants GM Hat And Tell Us What You Would Do!

The San Francisco Giants have updated the 40-man roster. They had to add players to the 40-man roster to protect them from being taken in the Rule 5 Draft. The Giants added six players to the 40-man roster, and also removed two players.

The players removed were outfielder Darren Ford, and pitcher Waldis Joaquin.

The players added were Hector Correa, Dan Otero, Charlie Culberson, Tyler Graham, Roger Kieschnick and Angel Villalona.

2012 Payroll

The Giants currently have seven players under contract for the 2012 season. These guys are listed below with their 2012 salary.

Barry Zito: $19 million

Matt Cain: $15 million

Aubrey Huff: $10 million

Brian Wilson: $8.5 million

Freddy Sanchez: $6 million

Jeremy Affeldt: $5 million

Javier Lopez: $4.25 million

That's half of the Giants 2012 payroll, and we haven't gone through the players that are arbitration eligible. Players will receive raises from their 2011 salary. It's likely that they won't all be offered arbitration by the Giants, but here's the list below.

Arbitration Eligible: 2011 Salary

Tim Lincecum: $14.1 million

Jeff Keppinger: $2.3 million

Andres Torres: $2.2 million

Ramon Ramirez: $1.65 million

Santiago Casilla: $1.3 million

Melky Cabrera: $1.25

Mike Fontenot: $1.05 million

Pablo Sandoval: $500K

Ryan Vogelsong: $500K

Sergio Romo: $450K

Nate Schierholtz: $432K

Eli Whiteside: $425K

Manny Burriss: $425K

Players that are not yet arbitration eligible are in their Club Renewal years. These players are listed below.

Club Renewals

Buster Posey

Madison Bumgarner

Brandon Belt

Dan Runzler

Chris Stewart

Brandon Crawford

Money Off The Books

Carlos Beltran: $19 million (Giants did not pay that full salary as they got him at the trading deadline)

Cody Ross: $6 million

Mark DeRosa: $6 million

Orlando Cabrera: $1.35 million (Giants also got him via trade later in the season)

Pat Burrell: $1 million

Now put on your Giants GM hat, and tell me what you would try to do with a $125 million payroll. You already have the committed players listed. Who would you offer arbitration too, and who would you try to bring in as a free agent? Please list the price you would pay for each player and lets see what your 2012 payroll would end up being! I look forward to reading your answers. =)

~King of Cali (Steven)
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