No Multi-Year Talks For Sandoval

The Giants are not currently looking to give Pablo Sandoval a multi-year contract, writes Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Team official Bobby Evans told Schulman that the club is negotiating a one-year deal with the 23-year-old, as is their custom for players with less than two years of major league service time.  Sandoval has just over one year of service time to his credit.

Finding precedent for a player like Sandoval could prove to be difficult.  This past season Kung Fu Panda hit .330/.387/.556 with 25 HRs in 633 plate appearances.  Last spring, the Giants and Tim Lincecum agreed to a $650K deal, though Tiny Tim had a bit more service time under his belt than Sandoval. 

Schulman suggests Prince Fielder and Ryan Howard as comparisons, as they also had brilliant campaigns in their first full seasons.  Fielder was renewed for $415K while Howard was given $900K, a record salary for a one-plus player.

7 Responses to No Multi-Year Talks For Sandoval Leave a Reply

  1. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    they better lock him up before he switches his agent to boras.

    that seems to be the trend for up and coming stars this season.

  2. He’s got another year of “show me” before anything happens. He didn’t really dedicate himself to losing weight in the off season and he’s got two more years until arbitration. No need to rush here.

  3. BleacherBumSF 5 years ago

    come on, nobody calls him Fat Ichiro in SF

    we call him Kung Fu Panda or just Panda haha

  4. GOwhitesoxNgiants 5 years ago

    why did Zach call Pablo ‘fat ichiro’? I don’t see the connection, since Sandoval is a power hitter and Ichiro is a singles hitter, with the potential to become a power hitter but chooses not to.

    • BleacherBumSF 5 years ago

      some people used to call him that because he can hit for average like Ichiro but I don’t like it

  5. 55saveslives 5 years ago

    No need to give a multi year contract to someone under team control for several years

  6. Ethanator99 5 years ago

    The word “Fat Ichiro” is cracking me up.

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