Pablo Sandoval, who had an outstanding season for the World Champion San Francisco Giants, is the top third basemen on the market. With their third championship in five years, the Giants look to retain their phenomenal third baseman. Knowing that others are interested in the twenty-eight year old, which include the Red Sox, Giants, Blue Jays, Padres, and White Sox.
According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, Sandoval met with the Red Sox all day Tuesday. He also stated that a potential deal could be in the range of a five-year, $90M contract. The Giants still remain as a top landing spot, despite his full day visit at Fenway Park.
Sandoval put up great numbers this past season, he it .279, 16 HRs, with 73 RBIs. Sandoval also hit .429, with 12 hits and four RBIs in the postseason.
Sandoval continues to receive interested from many clubs, but the Red Sox and Giants are looked at as front-runners.
Last season, the Red Sox didn’t have much of a third basemen. With Will Middlebrooks struggling, and Xander Bogaerts not living up to expectations, Boston could really use an upgrade at the hot corner. Sandoval, a left-handed hitter, hit the ball well at the very large, AT&T Park. Knowing that the Green Monster is in left and the Pesky Pole in right, the dimensions of Fenway prove to be a huge advantage for the Panda, and it’s something he should take into consideration.