Pablo Sandoval Enters into a Five year Contract With Red Sox
Pablo Sandoval has finally bid farewell to Giants after securing a five year deal worth more than $100 million with Boston Red Sox. According to Denver Post, the Giants had proposed to him a five year deal worth $95 million. Sandoval decided to follow the money and so he ended up settling for Red Sox because their deal was much greener than that of Giants.
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The 2012 World Series MVP simply notified his former team mates about his new signing via the phone. In fact, he only spoke to Giants assistant manager, Bobby Evans to let him know that he will be playing for another team. The move came as a surprise to many because the player had earlier said that he is not leaving the giants any time soon.
"Got the call. He is going to the Red Sox,"said Evans. The assistant manager stated that the entire management had seen Sandoval's transfer coming because he did not accept what was put on the table by giants at once. They probably tried to sweeten their offer by giving him something close to what was in wait at Red Sox but he would not take it.
Evans and Giants management are still wondering what to do because it's not easy to get a reliable player like Sandoval in the agency market. However, San Francisco Giants can still recover from the loss by picking Chase Headley who is at the moment a free agent.
Alternatively, the Giants can sign in Yasmany Tomas. The Giants will pay dearly for allowing Sandoval to slip through their fingers. This is because the new signings will take sometime before they get used to their game.
This is caused by the familiarization phase that new comers encounter when they get signed in.
Sandoval who is popularly known as the Kung Fu Panda was such a jovial player that got the crowds screaming his name every time he was playing. Bay Area residents in particular were fond of showing up in panda outfits. And he really knew how to celebrate his winnings.
There is no doubt that his fans at Giants will never forget how he celebrated his victory at World Series last month by kneeling on the ground and throwing his hands into the air.
Red Sox is hoping for improved performance by signing the best player. The team was actually at the bottom of AL East. Sandoval has been playing for Giants after securing a three year contract worth $17.15 million. If he were to remain with the Giants, his tenure would have been extended for a couple of years. The Giants had intended to retain him because they knew they could not go wrong in rating his performance due to the fact that they had seen him play on many occasions.
The Giants later issued a press briefing thanking Sandoval for being a reliable player and also knew how to relate with the fans.
"He has been with us through some of the greatest moments in San Francisco Giants history — including all three World Series championships," the Giants said in a statement.
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"We will never forget his World Series MVP performance in 2012 and his numerous contributions to the 2014 championship. His connection with Giants fans — young and old — is truly special, and he will be greatly missed. We wish him nothing but the best in Boston."