Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Pablo Sandoval: Good News, Bad News

The good news: Pablo Sandoval is noticably heavier, writes Buster Olney, and the Giants are worried:

The Giants are concerned about Pablo Sandoval's physical condition again, because he is visibly heavier than he was a couple of months ago. Sandoval does all the work that the team asks him to do, but he seems to offset that exercise with his eating habits. The Giants know better than any team just how good of a hitter Sandoval can be -- they will soon be receiving World Series rings partly because of Sandoval's brilliance at the plate last fall -- but they have just about exhausted their options for helping (i.e., motivating) him to keep his weight in check.

Last week, the Giants signed Buster Posey to a record-setting contract that will net him $167 million over the next nine seasons, but they would probably be extremely reluctant to offer Sandoval a multiyear deal, given the unpredictability of his weight issues. As one evaluator noted after watching Sandoval play in recent days, "It's going to be very hard for him to stay healthy and keep from breaking down."

The bad news: Knowing Ned Colletti's penchant for obese, underachieving Giants discards (Jason Schmidt, Juan Uribe, etc.), he'll probably end up as a Dodger in 2014.

photo swiped from here

And there's always time for this gif again!

12 comments:

Orel said...

There's always time for cakemakessandovalfallsonhisfatface.gif!

Hideo Nomo said...

OH MY GOD, WHY DON'T YOU START A GIANTS BLOG AND POST THEIR NEWS ON THAT BLOG?

Alex said...

I never tire of seeing that .gif

A self-sustaining energy source needs to be discovered in order to continuously loop it for generations long after we die from a Juan Uribe post-taco bell fart

Franklin Stubbs said...

I feel better about my day now.

Dusty Baker said...

Agreed, Alex. We need to launch it into space so that sentient beings millions of light years away can see and understand the enigma that is Kung Fat Panda.

Neeebs said...

I don't hate Kung Fu Panda Sandoval.
Should I feel guilty about that?

Dusty Baker said...

You should hate yourself for not hating KFP, Neeebs.

Neeebs said...

I hate Barry Bonds. Does that count for something?

Hideo Nomo said...

Panda's definitely slipped down the hate scale, what with guys like Pagan, Scutaro, and Posey.

Not that he's LIKABLE or anything, but others are stealing his hate thunder.

(BTW, I saw the Flaming Menudos open for Hate Thunder at the Whisky.)

Dusty Baker said...

I always thought that Hate Thunder at the Whisky was a dumb band name.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes, are you sure you weren't watching the thunder down under?

Ryan said...

He lists his weight on the scoreboard at 240. 240!!! I think that's a solid 60 pound haircut off the real thing.