West Links: Sandoval, Padres, Angels

A few items of note from MLB's West divisions …

  • Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was questioned by police and faces possible sexual assault charges following an incident at a beach resort in Santa Cruz County, Calif., a source tells Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com. No assumptions should be made about the incident, writes Ray Ratto of CSNBayArea.com, but the Giants are growing frustrated with Sandoval's questionable work ethic and are unsure whether he'll be part of their "core in years to come."
  • The Padres make for an interesting study in the dilemma that small- and mid-market teams face when locking up young players to long-term contracts, writes Chris Jenkins of the San Diego Union-Tribune. While extensions for Cameron Maybin, Cory Luebke and Nick Hundley were generally well received by fans and pundits, those players have struggled with slumps and/or injuries so far this season.
  • Mike Trout is the best prospect the Angels have produced in the team's 51-year history, opines Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times. Many Halos — including Frank Tanana, Devon White, Tim Salmon, Garret Anderson and Troy Glaus — enjoyed excellent big league careers, but none were as good at such a young age as Trout is, Dufresne writes.


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7 Comments on "West Links: Sandoval, Padres, Angels"


3 years 2 months ago

If you read Ratto’s article, it seems rather like he doesn’t actually have any sources and is mostly trying to establish a narrative that doesn’t reflect actual, y’know, facts.

FrnchDp
3 years 2 months ago

so.. typical Ratto then.  opinions over facts are his forte

OCAngels
3 years 2 months ago

Prince Fish is legit!  ROTY!

FrnchDp
3 years 2 months ago

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the Giants are growing frustrated with Sandoval’s questionable work ethic and are unsure whether he’ll be part of their “core in years to come.””

gotta love the full on speculations..  how does this situation have anything to do with his work ethics???  they just signed him to a 3 yr deal!

Randolph_Knackstedt
3 years 2 months ago

“how does this situation have anything to do with his work ethics??? ”
To me it means the Giants have had issues with Pablo, but not so bad to not  sign for 3 years. But with these new developments, the Giants have even more frustration with Pablo.

Being a major fan favorite and the fact he can hit, makes it tougher for the Giants. More pressure to keep a player you might not really want anymore.

But as of now he’s innocent until proven guilty. If he did something wrong, then #!$@ him! But people in Santa Cruz county know who he is and he might have been a target. Who knows.

David X
3 years 2 months ago

I gotta say, watching Pablo on TV taking grounders, he looks FAT. I don’t think the speculation is far off, if it’s off at all.

N1120A
3 years 2 months ago

Jim Edmonds anyone?