Boston’s interest in free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is well known and now Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have made him a five-year, $95 million contract offer.
Sandoval’s other primary suitors are believed to be the Giants and Padres, and according to Cafardo he “would like to make a decision soon.”
Sandoval is only 28 years old, but there are worries about how his large body type will age, especially defensively at third base. Offensively he’s posted good but not great numbers for the past three regular seasons, hitting a combined .280 with a .759 OPS while averaging 135 games per year. And he’s been great in the playoffs.