San Francisco Giants Are the Favorites to Sign Pablo Sandoval

According to FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal, the bidding for Pablo Sandoval has come down to two teams, the San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox. Despite rumored interest from other MLB teams such as the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, and others, it appears extremely likely that Sandoval will sign with either the Giants or the Red Sox.

In addition to this information, Rosenthal also reported that he believes that the Giants are the favorites to sign Sandoval.

This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given the fact that Sandoval said that he wanted to return to the Giants after they won their third World Series title in five years. Sandoval rejected the Giants’ one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer, but Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reported that Sandoval expressed his interest in re-signing with the Giants during the Giants’ World Series parade.

“I would love to be back here,” Sandoval said. “I love the fans, I love my teammates. I love the way they keep all these guys here. Why not? It’s going to be hard for me and for everyone. It’s my decision.”

Would Sandoval go to the highest bidder?

“I’m going to go from what my heart tells me to do,” Sandoval said. “I’ve got a lot of patience. It’s going to take time to make that decision and I want to do the right thing.”

“I want to be here for the rest of my career. I want to wear that jersey for the rest of my career.”

The Giants should consider re-signing Sandoval as their top priority this offseason, given the lack of depth at third base on their current roster and in their farm system.

Not only do the Giants need to re-sign Sandoval to provide some consistency (offensively and defensively) at the third base position, but they also need to re-sign him because of the intangibles that Sandoval brings to this team.

His postseason, especially World Series, production is unmatched. He is at his best in October, and if the Giants want to build on the dynasty that they’re building, they need to reward Sandoval for his postseason prowess.

Sandoval also holds a big stake in the Giants’ league-best team chemistry. He keeps the clubhouse loose, and he brings so much fun and energy to this Giants team on and off the field. The Giants thrive off teamwork, and re-signing Sandoval is extremely important in keeping that team chemistry strong.

Do you think Sandoval will decide to re-sign with the Giants? What kind of contract does he deserve? Let us know in the comment section below!