Coming off of their championship run, it was clear from the get-go that the Giants were going to do what it took to bring back center fielder Angel Pagan and second baseman Marco Scutaro, and they re-upped with both earlier in the week.
Pagan, who hit .288 and had a career-high .778 OPS hitting out of the leadoff spot, posted a 4.0 WAR this past season and, despite lacking a track record of sustained success, the Giants brought him back on a four-year, $40 million deal.
Scutaro, who is 37, made a splash after coming over from the Rockies at the deadline as he batted .362 and had a 2.1 WAR in 61 games with the Giants before turning in a dominant postseason as well. He signed a three-year, $20 million deal to stay with the team.
Both guys were key members of the title team, and bringing them back certainly helps the team's chances of returning to the World Series, but it's not out of line to say that the Giants overpaid for both. That's the benefit of being a key cog on a title team.