Latest Update Sandoval Decision Coming Soon? Mon Nov, 24, 02:09 AM
Mixes a sweet swing (from both sides of the plate) with superb focus, some power and clutch ability. Is good defensively at third but can also play first base, if required.
Flaws: : Has to keep his weight in check at all times, since it's a problem for him. Also he doesn't have a natural home-run swing. Despite good hustle, he's not effective on the basepaths.
While the Padres threw a decent offer Sandoval's way, it seems that Boston or San Francisco are more likely landing spots for the portly third baseman. Boston is certainly an enticing place as the Sox have just locked down Hanley Ramirez and are putting together a strong squad that would entice a number of free agents. But Sandoval may opt to stay put in the Bay Area as his mother and daughter are close by and family has always been an important thing for him. Not to mention, what are the Giants going to do with all those ridiculous panda hats they sell? Expect Sandoval to make a decision sooner than later as the offers from Boston and San Francisco are probably rhe best he's going to see.Analyst: Howard Bender
The offer is apparently $95 million for five years which is slightly above what Sandoval turned down from the Giants at the start of the 2014 season. He's got a few other teams interested and it's likely that the Giants will tender an offer as well. Sandoval to the Red Sox has long been speculated, so there's always the chance that he simply takes this offer and runs. Stay tuned.Analyst: Howard Bender
All signs seem to point to Sandoval winding up in Boston, though there is still plenty of time for a dark horse to emerge. Nearly any ballpark would be better for Sandoval's fantasy value than AT&T Park, though Fenway would probably be one of the best.Analyst: Steve Pimental
While there are certainly other teams who are in need of help at third base, the Red Sox are one of the few who would be willing to pony up the amount of money the over-stuffed playoff hero is seeking. Reports confirm that Sandoval actually turned down a five-year, $90 million deal prior to the start of the 2014 season and while his full-season's stats -- .279-16-73 -- weren't exactly worth that kind of money, his .335 playoff average and overall post-season performance are what is freshest in everyone's mind. Monitor the negotiations as Boston is probably the landing spot for the Kung Fu Panda should the Giants not open the vault for him.Analyst: Howard Bender