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Friday, March 06, 2020

Longtime Giant Pablo Sandoval still feeling fans’ love

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pablo Sandoval endeared himself to San Francisco fans while helping the Giants win World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

He continues to give to the team.

Sandoval, who at 33 is heading into his 13th major league season, still seems very much like the 22-year-old kid who debuted with the Giants in 2008. His smile is omnipresent, he pops in on interviews teammates are doing in the clubhouse and, out of nowhere during Thursday’s pregame workout, embraced manager Gabe Kapler. Just because.

But energy and experience isn’t all the man lovingly called the Kung Fu Panda since his rookie year provides the Giants. He has embraced the role of mentor to the many young Giants who are part of the team’s rebuilding process.

A sign of the natural aging process at work: baseball players younger than you being described as mentors and elder statesmen.

 

QLE Posted: March 06, 2020 at 01:14 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: fans, pablo sandoval

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Mets reportedly had interest in Pablo Sandoval before infielder signed minor-league deal with Giants

Pablo Sandoval is sticking with the San Francisco Giants, returning on a one-year minor-league deal reportedly worth $2 million.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (who also broke the news), both the Mets and Phillies were interested in Sandoval before he elected to return to the Bay Area.

Sandoval, 33, began his major-league career as a third baseman but now can play both corner infield positions, having made 47 appearances at first base over the past two seasons.

Rather surprising that there was a bidding war for Pablo Sandoval at this point in his careed- somehow not surprising, once that was a given, who the two losing teams were….

 

QLE Posted: January 30, 2020 at 01:00 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: hot stove, mets being mets, pablo sandoval

 

 

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