Pablo Sandoval spurned the Giants for the Red Sox.
On Nov. 24, he posted a message on Instagram that said, "To the greatest fans in San Francisco! Leaving the #SFGiants & this city I love is the most difficult decision I have ever made."
But on Monday, the 2012 World Series MVP contradicted himself.
"Only Bochy," Sandoval told Miller of Bleacher Report. "I love Boch. He's like my dad. He's the only guy that I miss. And Hunter Pence. Just those guys. But now, I feel like I'm home."
Sandoval also said that leaving the Giants, "was not hard at all."
"My feelings about The Panda are not gonna change," Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper told KNBR 680-AM Tuesday morning. "I adore the guy. I loved watching him and I loved what he did."
The Giants offered Sandoval a three-year, $40 million contract last spring training, which Sandoval and his camp immediately rejected.
“If you want me around, you make the effort to push and get me back,” Sandoval told Miller. "I knew early in spring training last year I was going to leave. They didn't respect my agent. Contract talks, everything. The way Brian Sabean talked to my agent.”
Sabean has been the Giants general manager since 1997. He is the longest tenured GM in baseball.
Sabean signed Sandoval out of Venezuela as an amateur free agent in May 2003.
He was 16 years old.
"The one thing that got my attention is I don't really like anybody that says anything negative about Brian Sabean," Kuiper explained. "I've known Brian since the day he walked into San Francisco, and the thing about Brian, and you have to know this as a player, is he's tough. And negotiations are tough. They're not meant to be easy.
"And you have to have thick skin if you're a player when you're involved in negotiations. And if you don't, then you have to have an agent that has thick skin. And if you're agent is sensitive to different things then he's got to get out of the business. You can't be sensitive if you're an agent.
"And my take on this was Pablo's agent really was sensitive to anything the Giants said about him or the agent himself ... it's a business and sometimes players have a hard time getting that."