For those of you who took the James Shields-to-Boston rumors and threw them in the trash, you might want to take that back. Word has recently broken out that the San Diego Padres are scouting former-Giants All-Star third baseman, Pablo Sandoval.
According to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the San Diego Padres are “taking a close look at Pablo Sandoval” to see how he looks in the wake of his back injury, which he claimed to have been feeling much better lately.
Last year at the deadline, I was looking at the twitter accounts of some potential Sox players who might get dealt, and I looked at Pablo Sandoval's account. Panda had two new accounts he was following, the Padres and San Diego Realty. Unfortunately, we were forced to put up with him for the rest of the season, as no deal was reached. But as we approach first pitch in Cleveland, new rumors have spurred involving our third baseman.
Considering the recent rumors involving Boston getting a James Shields, I assume that Sandoval would be a contributing member to the deal, and I hope so. While the Red Sox would take on a considerable amount of money (Shields' entire deal, some of Sandoval's money), Boston's biggest asset is their empty pockets.
Sandoval for Shields? Let's all pray to our Lord and Savior, Tom Brady, that it goes through.