Bay Area Buzz 11/4: Pablo Sandoval, Kings Win, Colin Kaepernick


Bay Area Topics

Pablo Sandoval

"According to multiple sources, the San Francisco Giants have extended a qualifying offer to Pablo Sandoval worth $15.3 million. Sandoval joins James Shields, Russell Martin, Max Scherzer and others who have been given qualifying offers by their respective teams.Sandoval will have seven days to accept his offer, which according to many analysts he will most likely reject. This insight comes as no surprise, as the 22 qualifying offers made over the last couple of years have not been accepted. Though after the hangover of a World Series victory and parade, all signs seem to be pointing in the direction of the Giants.Obviously, if Sandoval rejects the offer, it means that he can then accept other offers made. Given his age, his accolades and availability of quality free agent third basemen, he will be offered multi-year deals from various teams. It’s not likely that he would be a free agent for long, should he choose to go that path."

Nick Vezmar, Around The Foghorn

Kings Win

"After an upset road win at the Staples Center on Sunday over the Clippers, expectations were raised for the Kings in Denver for the second game of the first back-to-back of the season.It wasn’t pretty but Sacramento got its second consecutive road win, pulling out a 110-105 victory in Denver to deliver an improbable 3-1 start to the 2014-15 campaign.…The Kings led by as many as seven points in the third stanza but clung to a two-point lead at the end of the third quarter 79-77 after six lead changes and six ties.However, it was a gutty fourth quarter for Sacramento that proved to be the watershed moment of the night."

Bill Herenda, CSN Bay Area

Colin Kaepernick

"NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said there was not enough evidence to overturn a fumble by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the end of his team’s 13-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.With one timeout left and going for the game-winning score on third-and-goal, Kaepernick tried a quarterback sneak but fumbled near the goal line with two seconds left. Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis came up with the loose ball and the play was ruled a touchback.Replay officials reviewed and upheld the play. Blandino later explained that there was no camera angle that showed whether Kaepernick fumbled before he crossed the goal line.…“I know I crossed the line. I was looking into the end zone,” Kaepernick said, according to “I did bobble the snap, but regardless.”"

SI Wire, Sports Illustrated