At the end of his column for the San Francisco Chronicle, John Shea writes that if the Giants aren’t able to retain Pablo Sandoval — he’s leaning towards the Red Sox at the moment — the club is expected to join the bidding for free agent Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas.
The Giants will be missing a fair amount of offense with Sandoval gone, as well Morse likely out of the picture as well. The two combined to hit 32 home runs with 134 RBI this past season. As a result, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Giants get serious about Tomas.
The Padres, at the moment, have the highest offer to Sandoval though details are not yet known. The Red Sox offered him $95 million over five years. Sandoval is expected to make a decision next week.