According to Andrew Baggarly, third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Giants have agreed to a three year deal worth $17.5 million.
The All-Star third baseman has been one of the faces of the Giants franchise since his callup in 2008. Though he primarily plays third base, he has also spent time at first base and catcher. (There was also that time when Sandoval was Barry Zito’s personal catcher, but that was a long and forgotten time ago.)
His career line currently sits at .307/.356/.501 with a wOBA of .362 and an ISO of .193.
This is a surprisingly great move for the Giants, seeing as they have been stingy with money this offseason. Just buy more Pandoval related merchandise to help support the greater cause, folks!
In other contract news, Baggarly also reports that three other Giants players have received contracts:
The Giants also reached one-year agreements with Melky Cabrera ($6 million), Santiago Casilla ($2.2 million, plus $200,000 in incentives) and Nate Schierholtz ($1.3 million, $150,000 in incentives).
The only two arbitration-eligible players remaining are Sergio Romo and Tim Lincecum, though, Baggarly did tweet the following:
Sergio Romo tweeted that he was making a trip to SF. Fair to guess he’s coming to take a physical, too — and to sign a contract.
Lincecum left? Get it done, Giants brass.