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Pablo Sandoval (3B)

Boston Red Sox

By Andrew Sears, Red Sox Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 5:58pm EST

Jon Heyman reports that Sandoval will receive close to $100 million over 5 years. The Red Sox beat out the Giants and Padres, who reportedly also made an aggressive push for the free agent 3rd basemen. The official announcement of the deal is pending a physical. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: The move figures to be a good one for Sandoval's fantasy value. He lands on a team that is pouring money into revamping its offense (and pitching, for that matter). Sandoval will now get to play in a top 5 hitter friendly ball park, according to ESPN's 2014 Park Factors analysis. It's a welcome sign after slugging in the notoriously pitcher-friendly AT&T Park with the Giants. Sandoval is expected to primarily play third base in Boston with a small mix of appearances at DH.

By Clinton Ho, Red Sox Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 9:56pm EST

Free agent Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston on Monday for a meeting with Red Sox brass, who were said to be "all-in" on luring the third baseman away from San Francisco. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Pablo Sandoval's value would theoretically take a leap should he move to Boston. It's hard to say if he would have more protection within the lineup, but without question, he would be hitting in a more favorable ballpark when he's batting from the left side (his stronger side). The power has always been there, but a 25 ft. wall has always been in the way in right field at AT&T park. A move to Boston would take around 20 ft. of height away from that barrier as well as 7 ft. in distance. Sandoval's HR numbers could realistically jump from 20 to 30 making him an even greater threat.

Pablo Sandoval News & Advice

news | Jan 24th, 8:51pm
It took Pablo Sandoval nearly three decades to see and feel snow for the first time, and that left him feeling like a kid on Christmas morning on Saturday. The discovery only added to Sandoval's excitement about joining the Red Sox.
news | Jan 20th, 5:48pm
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio he didn't let the Giants make a final offer before signing with Boston, and he guaranteed the Red Sox would win the American League East this season.