The Padres are in on Pablo Sandoval


“People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I look askance at rumors that have the Padres in on major free agents.” — Rogers Hornsby

We’ve heard about the Red Sox and the Giants’ interest in signing Pablo Sandoval. There are also some rumors about the Blue Jays and White Sox. Jon Heyman says there is a fifth team in on Pablo Sandoval:

The Padres have interest in Pablo Sandoval, expanding the field of known interested teams in the star third baseman to five . . . But the Padres have seen Sandoval up close in the NL West, and it’s no surprise they like him. Sandoval hit .279 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI this year, but he did his best work in the postseason again.

Not sure I’d wager more than what change I can find in my couch cushions on the Padres doing anything on this.  And I’m not at all sure why Sandoval would go to a team that isn’t really expected to compete in 2015 which plays in a park that would sap his offense even more than AT&T Park does.