DALLAS -- The Angel Pagan trade unceremoniously ended the Giants' attempts to retain free-agent outfielders Carlos Beltran and Cody Ross.
Sabean said that the Giants' talks with Beltran, who was believed to be seeking an eight-figure annual salary on a multiyear deal, never progressed past the preliminary stage.
Ross, the 2010 National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player who earned $6.3 million last season, didn't appear to fit in the Giants' plans, though multiple teams, including Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Colorado and the Dodgers have been rumored to be interested in signing him.
Said Sabean, "Simply put, [with] Ross, we could never get on the same page. [With] Beltran, we knew it was going to be a stretch."