While the Padres are believed to have made the largest offer to free agent Pablo Sandoval, the third baseman is believed to be leaning towards joining the Red Sox.
The Giants – a team that Sandoval has won three World Series rings with – are expected to be left out with the 28-year-old going elsewhere. Sandoval finished 2014 hitting .270/.324/.415 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 157 games last season. The Red Sox are said to have offered him $95 million for five years. It is not know exactly what the Padres offered but they very well could have went over the $100 million threshold.
One team out of the bidding for Sandoval is the Blue Jays. Their decision to spend on Russell Martin has prevented them to adding other pieces.
Should the Giants indeed lose out on re-signing Sandoval they could turn their sights to 24-year-old Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. Already drawling interest from the Braves, Phillies and Padres, Tomas has been long on power.
One player the Giants will have back is infielder Carlos Triunfel. In all of 81 career at-bats he has a .160/.188/.235 line. He is merely a reserve.