Scutaro proving tough to sign; Evans, Slaughter honored

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bobby Evans, the Giants’ vice president of baseball operations, hinted that competition for free-agent second baseman Marco Scutaro’s services could be more spirited than anticipated.

“He’s got versatility,” Evans said Monday, referring to Scutaro’s ability to play shortstop and third base as well, “and that gives him an additional market that some guys may not have.”

Observers assumed that Scutaro, 37, would settle for a two-year contract. But his breadth of skills, along with his .362 average in 61 games down the stretch for the Giants and that National League Championship Series MVP trophy he won, might be enough to earn him another year, or at least an option year.

“In Marco’s case, I wouldn’t rule out anything,” Evans said.

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At a ceremony here Monday, Evans received the Bowie Kuhn Baseball Chapel Award for his efforts to encourage spiritual efforts among the Giants. In addition, Staci Slaughter, the club’s senior vice president of communications, received the 2021 Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence. She has been a member of the organization since 1996.

Chris Haft

2 Comments

Gotta get Scutaro, damn the torpedos!
Congrats to Bobby, hoping he had nothing to do with the lack of PAGAN t-shirts in the stores last year, even after the triples and home hitting streak records. Confounding as it was, I could only assume someone religious was holding that up.
And I sure hope they’ll let Staci have that award sooner than 2021. She’ll do great until then for sure. : )
Great work, Staci!

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