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Center fielder, pursued by Phillies, will re-sign with World Champion Giants.
Pagan in agreement with giants— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2012
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports had previously reported that the deal was close:
Sources: Pagan close to re-signing with #SFGiants.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2012
One thing is almost for certain: If the Phillies want to contend in 2013, they will need some option in center field that is not John Mayberry, Jr. and/or Michael Martinez. Because yuck, that's why.
If they have to overpay, I'd just as soon they go whole-hog and get Josh Hamilton and get it over with, rather than overpay Michael Bourn. Or give Shane Victorino a nice "Baby Come Back!" phone call.