Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Yankees Could Pursue Giants 3B Sandoval This Offseason

The Yankees could consider pursuing Giants Third Baseman Pablo Sandoval this offseason, The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo reports.

Sandoval, 28, will be a free agent this winter after spending the first seven years of his career in San Francisco. During that time, in which he made it to two All-Star Games, the Giants won a pair of World Series, beating the Rangers in 2010 and the Tigers in 2012.

"The Giants would be surprised if Sandoval was their starting third baseman next season with the team’s management not likely to offer more than a three-year deal for the heavy-set switch-hitter, who is likely to receive better offers," the aforementioned Cafardo wrote.
Cafardo opined that only the three richest clubs, the Dodgers, Yankees, and Red Sox, will be able to afford the veteran. Sandoval, in 588 at-bats since 2008, has hit .294 with 106 home runs and 462 RBIs, numbers that seem worthy of a sizable contract.
"Most major league executives we’ve talked to believe Sandoval will wind up with a five-year deal worth about $100 million," Cafardo stated. "That could be with the Red Sox, Yankees, or Dodgers."
Yes it could, but considering that the deals they made last offseason haven't worked out yet it'd be strange for the Yankees to make another right now. Not impossible by any means, but still, definitely not likely.


  1. I lived 28 of my 38 years in Northern CA. If I had to pick a second favorite team, it would be the Giants for 2 reasons. First, it's where I grew up, and second because they're my Dad's favorite team. That being said, I've been to several games at AT&T park, and I've seen Sandoval play several times. His weight issues are overrated. He is extremely agile and quick for his size. I'm not saying he'll steal based or anything, but his instincts are good. Plus, he came through their system as a catcher, so the arm is there as well. Couple that with the fact that he plays in a monstrous park for both left and right handed hitters, he could easily hit 30+ in Yankee stadium. He would be an asset to the Yankees if they are unable to retain Headley.

  2. Plus for a big guy he is extremely durable, which would be a sight for sore eyes around here.

  3. I already changed this here, but just in case you aren't clear Sandoval has 462 career RBI, not 162. I typed the wrong number in

  4. I'm cool with a 5 year deal for a 28 year old. When it comes to the amount money I no longer care. I only care if their contract is for too long.

  5. A contract expiring at age 33 is something the Red Sox do, so please sign me up.


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