Pablo Sandoval#48, 3B, Boston
- August 11, 1986
- Birth Place:
- Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
- Undrafted Signed by the San Francisco Giants
— Player Notes
Advice: According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, Sandoval receives a $3 million bonus and will make $17 million per season from 2015-2017 and $18 million per season from 2018-2019. The club option is worth $17 million and includes a $5 million buyout. Coming off a year where he batted .279/.324/.415 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 157 games, the 28-year-old is an immediate upgrade at third base for Boston. And he could see an uptick in production with a move to a more hitter-friendly environment. Questions about his conditioning will linger as he moves into his 30s, but he should age better in the American League, where he could potentially be the long-term replacement for David Ortiz at DH.8 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: Heyman writes that Sandoval could have gotten more from the Giants or Padres, so apparently he really wanted to come to Boston. The deal includes a club option for 2020. The Red Sox are expected to make the signing official during a press conference on Tuesday.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterTue, Nov 25 Rotoworld
Advice: Media outlets have been reporting the news of a done deal all day, but Vazquez had remained curiously silent until now. Sandoval will take a physical at some point over the next day. Assuming he passes, he, along with Hanley Ramirez, will be introduced to the Boston media on Tuesday. Sandoval will receive a five-year deal worth around $100 million.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterTue, Nov 25 Rotoworld
Advice: Shea says the official announcement is only pending a physical. Jake Wesley, who's not affiliated with a news agency, was first to break word of the agreement on Twitter Sunday night, calling it a five-year deal worth close to $100 million. Sandoval will play primarily at third base in Boston (with some DH starts mixed in), which means Hanley Ramirez is likely ticketed for a move to left field. It's been a productive 24 hours for Boston's offense.
More: John Shea on TwitterMon, Nov 24 Rotoworld
Advice: Jake Wesley (unaffiliated with a news agency) was the first to report that a deal had been struck Sunday night on Twitter. The Red Sox have also reached agreement with Hanley Ramirez in a bold, surprising burst of early-winter spending. Sandoval is presumably going to play third base. It's not clear where Ramirez, who rates very poorly at shortstop by all defensive metrics, is going to get most of his playing time. Perhaps left field? Boston suddenly has a revamped and very dangerous offense for the 2015 season and beyond. It should be noted that Sandoval's agent is saying no deal has been finalized.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterMon, Nov 24 Rotoworld
Advice: The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Friday that the Padres had made the highest offer to Sandoval. Both Boston and San Diego have supposedly put out offers in the range of five years, $95 million. Sandoval is said to be leaning toward taking the Red Sox offer. Evans would not confirm that the Giants' current offer is in that same range, but according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, he "implied" that this was accurate.
More: Jim Bowden on TwitterMon, Nov 24 Rotoworld
Advice: The Padres were believed to have made the offer Friday. Shea also said he believes that despite the large offer, Sandoval is still leaning toward signing with the Red Sox. The Giants have been asked to make their best offer to the third baseman recently as well, suggesting things may be moving toward a conclusion. Multiple sources say a decision is expected within the next week.
More: San Francisco ChronicleSun, Nov 23 Rotoworld
Advice: While the Jays had initial interest, there has been no communication between them and Sandoval's agent in the past 48 hours. The Red Sox, Giants and Padres are believed to have offers on the table to the hulking third baseman, with a five-year, $95 million deal from the Red Sox reportedly the leader in the clubhouse at the moment. A resolution to this situation is expected in the coming days, but it looks like the Jays won't be the winner in this sweepstakes.
More: Sportsnet.caSat, Nov 22 Rotoworld
Advice: The Red Sox already have an offer on the table, which is believed to be for five years and $95 million. The Giants and Padres reportedly also have offers in on the Kung Fu Panda. Cafardo notes that the Red Sox would like a decision soon though, so Sandoval could be donning a new jersey in the coming days.
More: Boston GlobeSat, Nov 22 Rotoworld
Advice: No word yet on what the terms might be, but it will have to at least be $90+ million in order to be competitive with what the Red Sox and Giants are reportedly willing to spend. It was Rosenthal who reported earlier Friday that new Padres GM A.J. Preller has been "working feverishly" and prepared to go in a variety of directions this offseason.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterFri, Nov 21 Rotoworld
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|Oct 29||@KC||W 3-2||3||2||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.429||.467||.536||1.002|
|Oct 28||@KC||L 0-10||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.360||.385||.440||.825|
|Oct 26||KC||W 5-0||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.364||.364||.455||.818|
|Oct 25||KC||W 11-4||5||0||2||0||0||0||2||0||2||0||0||.333||.333||.444||.778|
|Oct 24||KC||L 2-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.308||.308||.462||.769|
|Oct 22||@KC||L 2-7||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.444||.444||.667||1.111|
|Oct 21||@KC||W 7-1||5||1||3||1||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||.600||.600||.800||1.400|
|Oct 16||StL||W 6-3||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.400||.478||.550||1.028|
|Oct 15||StL||W 6-4||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.375||.474||.500||.974|
|Oct 14||StL||W 5-4||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.417||.500||.583||1.083|