Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is said to be weighing a trio of offers heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, all of which are believed to be in the five-year, $90 million range. The three front-runners, at this point, are the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox.
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Meanwhile, the Chicago White Sox made a two-year offer to free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, who spent the last five seasons as a member of the Washington Nationals. Chicago Cubs fans are growing restless already, despite the fact there is still several weeks ahead of the annual Winter Meetings, given the team has made no big splashes yet this offseason.
That being said, after missing out on Russell Martin, the team is reportedly interested in Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, although whether or not a deal can be worked out remains to be seen given Arizona’s need of pitching – which matches up with the same hole Chicago is looking to fill. The Wrigley Field renovations, namely work in the Triangle Lot, continue, as well.
Here’s more from around the league:
“Chicago White Sox sign Adam LaRoche” – Southside Showdown
“Rays narrow managerial search to three” – MLB.com
“Cubs talked Miguel Montero with Arizona” – Cubbies Crib
“Odds of trading Kemp on the rise” – CBS Sports