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Best-Case Scenario: San Francisco Giants
In what was an unheralded move at the time, the Giants flipped Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez to the Mets for Pagan last offseason in a change-of-scenery move.
Pagan responded with a terrific season as he hit .288 BA, eight HR, 56 RBI, 95 R and showed off his speed with 29 steals and an NL-high 15 triples. At 31, he should have at least a handful more seasons like this in him, and after playing a key role in the Giants' title run expect them to push hard to bring him back.
Worst-Case Scenario: Texas Rangers
With Josh Hamilton expected to be gone, Pagan could be an option for the Rangers to fill his spot in the outfield. However, his skill set may not play quite as well in Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
His defensive skills and gap power are huge assets in spacious AT&T Park, and while they would still be a welcome addition to the Rangers roster they may not be as significant in a smaller park.
Also, his game is completely different from Hamilton's, and stepping in as his replacement could be tough for a player who does not exactly have a great track record of success in MLB.