A change of scenery can do many people a lot of good, and maybe going home is just what Pablo Sandoval needs to resurrect his playing career.
Jon Heyman has reported that Sandoval, who was released by the Red Sox this week, will be in San Francisco to officially sign with the Giants on Saturday.
Sandoval signed a massive free agent deal with the Red Sox before the 2015 season, but never found his footing in Boston and forced the Red Sox to part ways with the man they hoped would be their third baseman of the future.
The former Giant comes back to the Bay Area with a successful track record for the team including three World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The 30-year-old third baseman never batted worse than .268 in his seven season with the Giants and had a career .344 batting average in 39 postseason games with the club while hitting six home runs and driving in 20 runs.
James also said Monday the team’s personnel isn’t as good as it was last season when Cleveland won it all. That’s a valid point: Griffin has not yet found suitable replacements for backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova and center Timofey Mozgov, who both left for big money from the Bucks and Lakers, respectively, in the offseason. The only significant roster addition has been wing Kyle Korver, which was as much a Cheap Youth Football Jerseys reaction to J.R. Smith’s injury as an actual upgrade attempt.
Griffin, though, still has ample time to make moves before the playoffs, so LeBron’s sounding the alarm now feels premature. The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 23, and a handful of useful players likely will become available after that date as teams buy out their contracts.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue told reporters Wednesday, “We Cheap Zetterberg Jerseys have enough on this team to win a championship.” James, clearly, disagrees. Should be an interesting next two to three months in the Land.