Found January 18, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Tuesday was the last day that teams could announce the amount of money they would want to offer their arbitration-eligible players, but it was the San Francisco Giants who ended up making a move that would allow them to not have to worry about what to do with one of their stars on offense. They inked third baseman and crowd favorite Pablo Sandoval to a three year, $17.15 million deal, effectively signing the not as portly Kung Fu Panda through the rest of his arbitration years before he becomes a free agent for the 2015 season.After a break out performance during his first full season in the majors back in 2009, Sandoval took a major step back in 2010 thanks to weight issues and poor performance, an odd dichotomy considering the team went on to win the World Series. The Giants had hoped that Sandoval would come back with a vengeance in 2011, and thanks to an offseason workout regimen that saw him lose 40 pounds, Sandoval was in the best shape of his young career and ended up having ...

Giants Sign Pablo Sandoval to Three-Year Deal

Whoa: #SFGiants agree to terms on 3-year Major League contract with Pablo Sandoval Don’t know the details, but initial reaction: I like this. UPDATE: Baggs has the details: Source tells me Pablo Sandoval’s contract is worth $17.15 guaranteed, plus incentives. Love this move.

Pablo Sandoval signs 3-year contract with Giants

According to a tweet from the San Francisco Giants, the club has avoided arbitration with third baseman Pablo Sandoval and signed him to a three-year contract.

SF Giants Rumors: Arbitration Recap

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says the Kung Fu Panda is now locked in. The San Francisco Giants and Pablo Sandoval have agreed to a three-year deal worth $17.15 million. Sandoval will be making $3.2 million in 2012, $5.7 million in 2013, and $8.25 million in 2014. Which means all of his arbitration years are covered. Sandoval is eligible to be a free agent prior to...

Report: Sandoval avoids arbitration

The San Francisco Giants on Tuesday reached a three-year, $17.5 million deal with All-Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval, avoiding arbitration, the San Jose Mercury News reported, citing sources. The deal breaks down to $3.2 million this year, $5.7 million in 2013 and $8.25 million in 2014. The Giants also reached one-year agreements with outfielders Melky Cabrera ($6 million) and...

Giants Give Pablo Sandoval Three Year Deal

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the team, according to our partners at CNS Bay Area. The San Jose Mercury News reported the deal was worth a total  $17.15 million. Sandoval earned just $500,000 last year, but this year he became arbitration eligible which increased his worth. The slimmed-down Sandoval is a fan favorite...

Giants give Sandoval three-year extension

Demonstrating the belief that Pablo Sandoval's 2011 resurgence was legitimate, the Giants agreed to terms with the third baseman on a three-year contract extension Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration.

Pablo Sandoval, Giants reach $17.15 million deal

In a statement of faith that seemed so unlikely 14 months ago, the Giants agreed Tuesday to a three-year, $17.15 million contract with third baseman Pablo Sandoval that rewards not only his production on the field, but...

Source: San Francisco Giants and Pablo Sandoval agree to three-year, $17.15 million deal

New contract erases third baseman's arbitration-eligible years.

Source: San Francisco Giants sign Pablo Sandoval to three-year, $17.15 million deal

Contract erases third baseman's arbitration-eligible years.

Guaranteed Panda

A year ago, the San Francisco Giants were coming off a shocking World Series victory. A curious side story was that the 2010 season was disappointing on an individual level for their young third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who ended up getting benched in the playoffs to make room for the likes of Juan Uribe and Edgar Renteria. A post-World Series picture of Sandoval settling down in...

Giants give 3B Sandoval a 3-year deal

The San Francisco Giants on Tuesday signed third baseman Pablo Sandoval to a three-year contract.

Tim Lincecum seeking record $21.5 million; Giants, Pablo Sandoval agree on 3-year deal

The Giants and Tim Lincecum might have grabbed baseball industry headlines Tuesday when they exchanged record-setting...
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