Bay Area Buzz 11/25: Pablo Sandoval, DeMarcus Cousins, Todd McLellan


Bay Area Topics

Pablo Sandoval

"Pablo Sandoval has a agreed to a 5-year year, nearly $100 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, according to Jon Heyman who broke the news around 4:30am PT this morning.This is the second free agency the Red Sox have snagged in as many days, scoring Hanley Ramirez just yesterday from the Los Angeles Dodgers.The San Diego Padres also made a hard play for Sandoval, in addition to the offer the San Francisco Giants made. In the end, Pablo went where the money was. Boston is clearly looking to buy a championship, and willing to pay big bucks for it. With three World Series rings in San Francisco, and a move to the AL where he can likely move to a DH role in the future, it sadly makes sense for Pablo to see if he can do it in Boston."

Melissa Felkins, Around the Foghorn

DeMarcus Cousins

"With the Sacramento Kings winning, big man DeMarcus Cousins is finally getting the recognition he deserves. After averaging 25.7 points, 16.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks per game over the Kings’ last three contests, Cousins has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week.This is the second time Cousins has won the award, the first coming Jan. 13, 2014. Cousins has rattled off six straight double-doubles, including a 31-point, 18-rebound performance against the Timberwolves on Saturday night."

James Ham, Cownell Kingdom

Todd McLellan

"With his team stumbling out of the starting gate and playing below .500 at home, Sharks coach Todd McLellan acknowledged Monday that he’s aware his job could be in jeopardy.“I feel confident with myself and the coaching staff, but I’m also a realist,” McLellan said. “I know that the team hasn’t performed to the level that any of us are happy with — not just ownership and management, but also coaches and players aren’t happy with the results.”The Sharks started the season with 16 of 21 games on the road, going 10-9-2. At home, however, they are 2-3-2 after suffering shootout losses to the Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes to start a six-game homestand that continues Tuesday night against the Calgary Flames.“I understand the business,” McLellan said, “but I can tell you that we show up for work every day and that we put our work boots on and we try to make this group better. And we will over time. We just have to keep at it and see where it goes from there.”More than one national hockey columnist, including respected Pierre LeBrun of, has suggested McLellan, who has one year remaining on his contract, could lose his job if San Jose does not turn things around."

David Pollak, San Jose Mercury News