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Giants Rumors: San Francisco reaches out to Max Scherzer

The San Francisco Giants have been seemingly contacting every major free agent left on the market since losing Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox. The most recent of players they have reportedly contacted is ace starter Max Scherzer. #457637650 / gettyimages.com According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports the Giants have initiated talks with Scherzer. They are in the preliminary...
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San Francisco Giants in talks with Max Scherzer, Chase Headley

Fresh off of losing a cornerstone player, the San Francisco Giants aren’t hanging their heads. In fact, general manager Brian Sabean is out looking for a replacement and trying to improve an already stellar pitching staff. Late reports on Tuesday suggest the 2014 World Series champions have already moved on to other options. With Pablo Sandoval now officially a member of the...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

'With a heavy heart,' Giants third-base coach Flannery retires

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Flannery is ready to leave the baseball grind and play a little more music. On the day Pablo Sandoval finalized his contract with the Boston Red Sox, Flannery announced he is retiring from the San Francisco Giants, who lost their third-base coach in addition to their third baseman. ''The grueling grind, the schedule, the demands have taken a toll, and I feel...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval says 'Panda' nickname will live on Boston (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.During his introductory press conference with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Pablo Sandoval said his "Kung Fu Panda" nickname will live on in Boston."Ben didn’t sign one guy. It was a two-for-one deal. The panda is with me."The Red Sox are clearly embracing the nickname, putting a picture of a panda in Sandoval's new locker...
Via Holdout Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: LHP Lester plans to meet with Giants next week

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval's departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to publicly disclose the meeting. San Francisco has need for...
Via AP on Fox
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AP source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants next week. San Francisco has need for a front-line starting pitcher and was expected to get busy in the free agent market after losing slugging third baseman Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants third base coach Tim Flannery retires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Giants lost their third base coach in addition to their third baseman. On the day Pablo Sandoval finalized his reached agreement with the Boston Red Sox, third base coach Tim Flannery announced he is retiring from San Francisco. An animated coach who danced along the base line and emphatically twirled his arm to send runners, says on his band's Facebook page...
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Pablo Sandoval: the Giants fan’s lament

Pablo Sandoval leaving for the Red Sox is probably a good thing for the Giants, in the long term. Sandoval’s body likely won’t allow him to play third base a few years from now, his stats have gotten progressively worse over the past few seasons, and that’s a lot of money to tie up in a guy who’s probably going to be a DH before long. All of those are perfectly sensible,...
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Pablo Sandoval: the Giants fan’s lament

Pablo Sandoval leaving for the Red Sox is probably a good thing for the Giants, in the long term. Sandoval’s body likely won’t allow him to play third base a few years from now, his stats have gotten progressively worse over the past few seasons, and that’s a lot of money to tie up in a guy who’s probably going to be a DH before long. All of those are perfectly sensible,...
Via The Outside Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval spurns San Francisco: Now What?

Panda Watch 2014 is officially over. After winning three World Series rings and being an integral  part in two of them, Pablo Sandoval has left the San Francisco Giants and headed to Boston to man the hot corner for the Red Sox. While the Red Sox are now loaded with talent, depth, and options as they have not only signed Sandoval, but Hanley Ramirez as well, the Giants are now...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Thanks Giants Fans

The ink isn’t even dry on Pablo Sandoval’s reported five-year, $100 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, yet the third baseman already has San Francisco in his rearview mirror. Monday, the 28-year-old hit Instagram and thanked the Giants fans that helped make the “Kung Fu Panda” bigger than life. Pretty cool. To the greatest fans in San Francisco! Leaving the #SFGiants...
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Giants Bid Farewell to the Kung Fu Panda

It was a bittersweet day for Giants fans, as they waved a solemn goodbye to one of the most beloved players in the history of San Francisco sports. This morning it was announced that third baseman Pablo Sandoval had agreed to a five-year contract with the Boston Red Sox for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. Thus ends an illustrious Giants career for Sandoval that spanned...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three possible downsides to the Ramirez and Sandoval deals

Credit: AP/James A. Finley The Boston Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, $88 million deal. The fine print will include a vesting option for a fifth year. Shortly after, the Red Sox agreed to terms with Pablo Sandoval on a five-year, $100 million contract. These splashes have made Boston the popular talking point in the baseball world. When the dust settles though, here...
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Giants Release Statement on Boston’s Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval is the reportedly the newest member of the Boston Red Sox and this statement from the San Francisco Giants may confirm it. The legacy the Panda leaves behind in San Francisco is immense and something that should not be forgotten. “Pablo Sandoval has been a key member of the Giants since breaking into […]
Via Infield Single
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Pablo Sandoval’s Departure May be Blessing in Disguise for the Giants

Pablo Sandoval may very well be one of the best postseason hitters in the recent history of the game. He is also one of the primary reasons that the San Francisco Giants have won three of the past five World Series championships. But when it comes to the business of baseball, no one is immune from the finances that seem to drive players away from teams. No one knows this more than...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Release Statement On Pablo Sandoval

This statement is a reason why we love sports today. Nothing better than seeing an organization say something classy about a player who now is now a member of the Boston Red Sox. Pablo Sandoval will be a good fit for the city of Boston. His departure might’ve hurt some fans but the organization took this time to reflect and say some good words about him. Take a look.   Great...
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Giants On Pablo Sandoval: ‘We Wish Him Nothing But The Best In Boston’

At least one San Francisco Giants official still believed as recently as Sunday that Pablo Sandoval would be back in orange and black for a few more seasons. But on Monday, the World Series champs conceded defeat to the Boston Red Sox in a statement. “Pablo Sandoval has been a key member of the Giants since breaking into the majors with us in 2008,” the Giants’ statement said...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five years of Pablo Sandoval. Have fun with that.

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Report: Pablo Sandoval felt disrespected by Giants

The Boston Red Sox have signed a number of free agents over the years by simply having deeper pockets than the rest of the league, but that may not have been the case with Pablo Sandoval. According to WCVB’s Mike Lynch, Sandoval was offered the same amount of money — somewhere in the five-year, $100...Read More
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1 day ago  |  2 Comments

Giants release statement on Pablo Sandoval

            Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports After seven years with the San Francisco Giants, Pablo Sandoval is taking his talents to Boston. The 28-year-old third baseman has reportedly agreed to a multiyear contract with the the Red Sox.   Sandoval won three World Series rings in five years with the Giants.  He hit .279 with 16 home runs and 73...
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Sandoval to Red Sox “done deal”, agent confirms to media

After hours of speculation, Pablo Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vazquez, has confirmed that Pablo Sandoval has accepted an offer to sign with the Boston Red Sox, a five-year deal that includes a team option for a sixth year. The deal is believed to be just under $100 million, per earlier reports. A press conference is expected to take place tomorrow at Fenway Park to introduce Panda...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox News: Pablo Sandoval agrees to five-year contract

The Boston Red Sox have completely revamped the left side of their infield with big names. In addition to the news that the Red Sox will finalize their deal with shortstop Hanley Ramirez on Tuesday, as our own Louis Penna reported, the team has also announced that it has agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval as well. #457866764 / gettyimages.com MLB...
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Reports: Giants Could Pursue Jon Lester If Pablo Sandoval Signs With Red Sox

The San Francisco Giants might be turning their attention from Panda to pitching. With reports swirling that free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a five-year deal, the Giants are now considering targeting Jon Lester, according to an ESPN Boston report. Sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney “the Giants might use the money they had earmarked...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Sandoval gone Giants now players for Jon Lester

Pablo Sandoval is leaving the Giants after three World Series rings. The former Giants third baseman has reached an agreement with the Red Sox on a five-year deal worth $100 million. He will be joined by former Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez is a massive makeover for the Red Sox infield. While the Giants surely wanted to keep Sandoval, the money they saved on his contract will...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants in play for Jon Lester?

            The last thing that opposing teams want to see is the San Francisco Giants pick up Jon Lester in free agency. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, there is a chance that Lester ends up signing with the Giants now that they have saved a big amount of money by Pablo Sandoval signing with the Boston Red Sox. #SFGiants also could pursue...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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