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Red Sox Fans: Our fat 3rd baseman is now your fat 3rd baseman [update]

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by DeniseM, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. DeniseM

    DeniseM Moderator

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    Pablo Sandoval has been DFA'd - designated for assignment, by the Red Sox. This is tantamount to being released by the team. The Red Sox still owe him more than $40 Million. OUCH! :eek:
     
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    Suckers! :p
     
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    ...and the last nail in the coffin (at least in Boston).

    As hard as the Giants are to watch this season, at least we don't have this contract burden on our hands...
     
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    I agree. Not signing Pablo was a smart move by the Giants. He had some great moments with us, but there were too many warning signs that warranted us moving on.
     
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    Well, to be accurate, we actually tried to match the contract offer. So, it is more like we are lucky he chose them over us. That being said, maybe things turn out differently if he re-signs with the Giants -- but I doubt it. You can carry and mask the weight when you are younger, but age catches up with you at some point.
     
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    I don't think so, there were several stories after he signed with the Red Sox that the Giants offered just enough not to be insulting, but not enough to get him.
     
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    I can't imagine that the Panda will get signed with anyone, at least for the remainder of this year. Even with the Red Sox picking up his ginormous salary, who wants an overweight, injury-prone, range-limited fat 3rd baseman who can't hit his weight even when he's healthy? What a sad end to what was once such a promising career.
     
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    According to one of the beat writers, they offered a similar deal and were willing to match. It wasn't about money.
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2014/11/23/why-pablo-sandoval-chose-boston-red-sox-over-giants/

    We could have very well been stuck with him had he preferred to stay.

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    Oh no - Pablo is saying he wants to go back to the Giants!

    Pablo was outspoken after he left the Giants about how unreasonable the Giants were about watching his weight and making him work out. Boo hoo Pablo... :bawl::bawl::bawl:
     
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    I saw that too. No way would they take him back. We may be at a time to trade off some players and start to rebuild around the nucleus.

    Mike
     
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    Yes, it's time to be sellers. Time to say goodbye to Cueto, Pence, Span if we can move him, maybe even Belt. Time to figure out how to gracefully say goodbye to Matt Cain, even though we'll have to pay him in order to open up a roster spot. Time to re-build the farm system.

    The core is Bumgarner, Posey, Crawford, and Panik. That's the core. The rest of the team should be considered marketable or moveable, in one way or another.

    We had a nice run, and those three World Series trophies gleam brightly at AT&T. Now it's time to hunker down and go through a few lean years. For Giants' fans, we understand what this process is and we can be patient.
     
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    He was one of the quickest, most agile big guys I've ever seen play the game; he had reflexes with the best of them. Sadly, the more excess you carry, the sooner those gifts leave you. Too bad, he was a stone cold blast to watch.
     
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    I stand corrected. There are now rumors that the Giants will sign him to a minor league contract. I'm ok with that. If they hold him to strict weight requirements, he may be able to provide some value. Our Minor league system is one of worst in baseball.

    One thought I just had is that he was a fan favorite and we just broke our long streak of sellouts. So, it could be a bit of a PR move.

    Mike
     
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    Where is the "BARF" emoji?
     
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    :doh::doh::doh:
     
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    Yep, confirmed, he's going to play for the Sacramento Rivercats, Giants triple A affiliate.

    http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Report-Giants-bringing-Pablo-Sandoval-back-11301015.php


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    Meh, minor league deal. Not much risk.

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    Agreed. Likely not much risk with a minor league deal and if he can get the weight down, who knows?

    Denise, please change the title of this thread to:
    Our fat 3rd baseman was your fat 3rd baseman and now is our fat 3rd baseman again (at a huge discount)

    At least we have something to talk about again this season. He'll probably is better off at 1st given his mobility issues.

    -ryan
     
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    They just resigned him. Starting with 3 days in San Jose.. not sure he is fix we needed.

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    He isn't. Far from it. And according to press reports, there are still a number of Giants--including Buster Posey--who remember how he left San Francisco three years ago and dusted off his feet, so to speak. Pablo is going to have to do a lot of fence-mending and a lot of hitting to be welcomed back.
     
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    He said all the right things today when he arrived at AT&T Park today. They also sent the 3rd baseman from Korea back to AAA and there is speculation they may trade Nunez. If Pablo gets himself straightened out he will probably get a chance with the major league team.

    I'd rather see them get some youth, but let's see what happens.

    Mike
     

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