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Pablo Sandoval's representatives have already heard from the Boston Red Sox, according to a report by The Boston Globe.
A face-to-face meeting is expected next week when the general managers come together in Arizona.
In the Giants' end-of-season press conference on Thursday, just three days into free agency, GM Brian Sabean acknowledged the team has made Sandoval an offer. You didn’t need to read closely between the lines to gauge that it probably won’t be accepted.
And it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Sandoval is seeking a minimum of six years, as agent Gustavo Vasquez told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Sandoval rejected the Giants' one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer last week as well as their three-year, $40 million offer prior to this season.
It stands to reason that an American League team might be willing to offer Sandoval a longer contract with the knowledge that he could serve as a designated hitter if he becomes a defensive liability.