On Nov. 26, the Red Sox introduced their new third baseman, Pablo Sandoval, to the world.
The 2012 World Series MVP signed a five-year, $95 million dollar deal with Boston after spending the first seven seasons of his career in San Francisco.
Could he have gotten more money by staying with the Giants?
"I left more money out there,” Sandoval told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday. "I didn't let the Giants make the final offer. I just wanted to get out and try new things, try a new challenge. I just want to be a part of a new challenge."
Is that accurate?
"That is correct," Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans confirmed on KNBR 680-AM on Tuesday. "We told him that we were at $95 (million) and that we had a little more in the tank. We didn't define what a little more in the tank meant ... but he did opt to accept the Red Sox offer without allowing us to make that final move.
"So in essence, it really became a non-financial decision at some point in this process because he could have gotten a little bit more from us ... he opted to take the deal with Boston."
To fill Sandoval's void, the Giants acquired Casey McGehee from the Marlins.