Giants, Sandoval Agree To Extension

The Giants and Pablo Sandoval have agreed to a three-year extension, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets. The deal is worth $17.15MM plus incentives, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News tweets. Morgan Advisory Group represents the 25-year-old third baseman.

Pablo Sandoval - Giants

Sandoval, who was arbitration eligible for the first time this offseason, had a projected $3.2MM salary for 2012 and would have been in line for raises in 2013 and 2014 via the arbitration process. The deal doesn't delay his free agency — he's still on track to hit the open market after the 2014 season.

Sandoval has had two tremendous offensive seasons and one forgettable one since becoming a full-time player in 2009. He posted a .315/.357/.552 line with 23 home runs for the Giants in 2011 and owns a .307/.356/.501 line with 64 home runs in his career. The Venezuela native is easily recognizable because of his stocky physique (he's listed as 5'11" and 240 lbs) and colorful nickname: the Kung Fu Panda.

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58 Responses to Giants, Sandoval Agree To Extension Leave a Reply

  1. Very solid deal!  If he can stay healthy (and fit), we can re-evaluate when he is 28.  And by 28, we can re-evaluate if he is really “28” as his birth certificate claims.  Overall, very solid hitter & improving defensively, great clubhouse guy by all accounts

  2. Very solid deal!  If he can stay healthy (and fit), we can re-evaluate when he is 28.  And by 28, we can re-evaluate if he is really “28” as his birth certificate claims.  Overall, very solid hitter & improving defensively, great clubhouse guy by all accounts

  3. bayareabeast 3 years ago

    YES.

  4. bayareabeast 3 years ago

    YES.

  5. Very solid deal!  If he can stay healthy (and fit), we can re-evaluate when he is 28.  And by 28, we can re-evaluate if he is really “28” as his birth certificate claims.  Overall, very solid hitter & improving defensively, great clubhouse guy by all accounts

  6. Andrew Sapiro 3 years ago

    This kind of deal gives me faith that Evans and co know what they are doing with Timmy and Cain. Patience guys, this is a solid sign as were the other arb deals so far…

    • MissouriBoy 3 years ago

      Agree.  Giants ownership knows you have to invest money to make money.  You have to pay to have great players.  Giants can afford a total payroll matching Anaheim Angels, $140M to $150M per year, and still make money.  But only if they put a winning product on the field. 

  7. Andrew Sapiro 3 years ago

    This kind of deal gives me faith that Evans and co know what they are doing with Timmy and Cain. Patience guys, this is a solid sign as were the other arb deals so far…

  8. Great deal for the Giants. Too bad they couldn’t buy a year or two of free agency too.

  9. Great deal for the Giants. Too bad they couldn’t buy a year or two of free agency too.

  10. Great deal for the Giants. Too bad they couldn’t buy a year or two of free agency too.

  11. Corey Italiano 3 years ago

    Nice deal for both sides. Kung Fu Panda gets a bit of a bump this season and the Giants keep their best hitter at a team friendly, cost-controlled salary.

    • pat rice 3 years ago

      The giants have to kept kung fu panda he was there bat good deal is right

  12. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    most double posts per comment-capita i’ve seen, wow

  13. stl_cards16 3 years ago

    Holy double posts!!!!!!

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      I kind of want to do a double post just so i don’t feel left out

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      I kind of want to do a double post just so i don’t feel left out

  14. Superb deal. Now give that 8 years to Lincecum.

  15. Randolph_Knackstedt 3 years ago

    I wonder if the panda chews doublemint gum?

  16. CyYoungSuppan 3 years ago

    I hate seeing double when I haven’t been drinking…

  17. Randolph_Knackstedt 3 years ago

    @ DbacksAreBeast

    This is in reply to the Panda’s extension? The Giants are mentioned and out comes the snakes.

  18. The Panda remains a Giant, a giant panda!

    • FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 3 years ago

      haha i get it because he’s fat lol

    • FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 3 years ago

      haha i get it because he’s fat lol

  19. The Panda remains a Giant, a giant panda!

  20. RepOak 3 years ago

    Half of that money is being spent on his expensive eating habit..

    • candlestick22 3 years ago

      That’s all you got??? Incredibly lame, even by your low standards. That terrible Seth Smith trade really has you in a funk…

      • RepOak 3 years ago

        You might be too young to remember the 90’s.

        • candlestick22 3 years ago

          I might be, but I’m not. Though I can barely remember when there were more fans than tarps out at the jokeland coliseum.

    • A’s haters be hating all day.

    • Jason_F 3 years ago

      Yet another in a long string of weak insults aimed across the bay by this character. Do you ever get tired of being ridiculed for your jealousy?

      • RepOak 3 years ago

        What am I to be jealous about exactly? Ive been giving friendly jabs at them as far back as I can remember during the 80’s. The A’s are going through the same thing the giants were during the 90’s. So what’s your point? Get over it and stop taking this soo serious

        • Jason_F 3 years ago

          The point was that your insults hurled at all things Giants are obviously an attempt at eliciting a humorous reaction, something they never do.  If you are going to try and play the role of baseball’s equivalent of the bay area’s little brother poking fun at big bro, at least be entertaining.  A joke about a guy with a chubby physique and his eating habits?!?!?  Pure comic gold!

          As for the 90’s, it seems as if your memory is failing you.  Giants averaged 79 wins/season while the A’s averaged 77.3.  Nice try…

    • tiduss 3 years ago

      Um he can play. Fat or skinny. All that matters.

  21. his contract pay by itself with all the panda hats venue

  22. his contract pay by itself with all the panda hats venue

  23. Tony DiQuattro 3 years ago

    Just some cost certainty to have a better picture of the payroll for the next few years in preparation for Cain and Lincecum.

  24. I don’t know if I would describe his nickname, named after a black and white animal, as “colorful.”

  25. Jose_Bautista 3 years ago

    YEA!

    We got it the first time!!!

  26. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    phantom of the disqus

  27. ARod's Ring 3 years ago

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  28. ARod's Ring 3 years ago

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  29. CyYoungSuppan 3 years ago

    Is there a reason why you posted all of this on a post about the Giants?

  30. sourbob 3 years ago

    Dude: GYOB.

  31. InLeylandWeTrust 3 years ago

    What does this have to do with Sandoval signing with the Giants…

  32. InLeylandWeTrust 3 years ago

    What does this have to do with Sandoval signing with the Giants…

  33. This post is hilarious, serves no purpose

  34. This post is hilarious, serves no purpose

  35. Gumby65 3 years ago

    Liking this for no better reason than seeing Giant fan reactions….

  36. Jason_F 3 years ago

    Your definition of boasting must be different than mine.  I’m not the one who brought up the comparison of the two teams in the 90’s.  Reading comprehension, look into it.  As for the juicing, it’s pretty funny you should bring that up in this thread, seeing as it is widely assumed that steroids in baseball got real traction with the late 80’s-early 90’s A’s teams.

  37. bafaabojangles 3 years ago

    That’s a cute comment, considering that your 88-90 “dynasty” was a group of human pin cushions.

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