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.

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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 Comments on "Giants, Sandoval Agree To Extension"


3 years 6 months ago

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 years 6 months ago

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

bayareabeast
3 years 6 months ago

YES.

bayareabeast
3 years 6 months ago

YES.

3 years 6 months ago

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

Andrew Sapiro
3 years 6 months 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 6 months 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. 

Andrew Sapiro
3 years 6 months 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…

3 years 6 months ago

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

3 years 6 months ago

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

3 years 6 months ago

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

Corey Italiano
3 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

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

notsureifsrs
3 years 6 months ago

what the hell is going on

stl_cards16
3 years 6 months ago

Holy double posts!!!!!!

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

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

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

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

3 years 6 months ago

Superb deal. Now give that 8 years to Lincecum.

Randolph_Knackstedt
3 years 6 months ago

I wonder if the panda chews doublemint gum?

CyYoungSuppan
3 years 6 months ago

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

101andCounting
3 years 6 months ago

I hate seeing double when I have been drinking…

bayareabeast
3 years 6 months ago

i just dont like the spin cycle

Randolph_Knackstedt
3 years 6 months ago

@ DbacksAreBeast

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

3 years 6 months ago

The Panda remains a Giant, a giant panda!

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 6 months ago

haha i get it because he’s fat lol

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 6 months ago

haha i get it because he’s fat lol

3 years 6 months ago

The Panda remains a Giant, a giant panda!

RepOak
3 years 6 months ago

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

candlestick22
3 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

candlestick22
3 years 6 months 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.

bayareabeast
3 years 6 months ago

hahahah

3 years 6 months ago

A’s haters be hating all day.

tiduss
3 years 6 months ago

Cool comment Joey.

RepOak
3 years 6 months ago

Learn how to spell kid. Sounds like your from Oakland speaking Ebonics.

Reillyda57
3 years 6 months ago

you’re.

Jason_F
3 years 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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