Well, I never! I never thought I'd see the day that the Padres put a $90+ million offer out on the table, but apparently that's what has happened. And for Pablo Sandoval of all people. I'm still having trouble comprehending the fact that the Padres are in a bidding war with the Red Sox and Giants. Who do they think they are? They're not supposed to be in competition for anything right? I mean that's what I grew up believing. And yet here we are.
Among Red Sox, Giants and Padres - little separation on money being offered to Sandoval - in that 5-year, $90-95m range. Jays wavering..— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) November 21, 2014
Maybe Pablo Sandoval is the big "splash" that Buster Olney was referring to in his tweet this morning.
Evaluators with other teams believe the Padres are looking to make a big headline-grabbing splash--like signing Yasmani Tomas, for example.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 20, 2014
OR MAYBE the Padres will sign both Sandoval and Yasmany Tomas. That's not a big splash, that's diving into free agency with the Triple Lindy.
Source: #Padres making offer to Sandoval today.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 21, 2014