The San Francisco Giants are headed towards some big spending. Within the next couple years they will be spending tens of millions of dollars on two pitchers alone, plus tons more as their star players reach arbitration and, later, free agency.
The Giants will have some sense of relief once dead weight is lifted off the books, including the money still owed to Barry Zito and Aaron Rowand. Until then, San Francisco will have to tread carefully and continue to save as much as they can. They're going to really need it later.