The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in the mid 1930s was one of the greatest architectural feats in Bay Area history.
If the Giants pursue Pablo Sandoval in the coming weeks, the construction of the bridges San Francisco and Sandoval would have to be build might be considered more remarkable.
Sandoval’s exit from the Giants following the 2014 season is notorious for many reasons, but particularly because he blasted former teammates and severed relationships on his way out of town.
Now, Sandoval is down on his luck, having been designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox after hitting just .212 in 32 games this season. If Sandoval clears waivers, would the Giants be open to a return?
On Wednesday morning, San Francisco general manager Bobby Evans joined Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger on KNBR 680 and was asked about the potential of a reunion between the team and the player.
“It’s possible, we’ll just have to see what the Red Sox do and see how this plays out,” Evans said.
Evans was hesitant to go into detail about the Giants’ potential interest in Sandoval, and in reality, because Sandoval is still under Red Sox control, the Giants’ general manager can’t make comments about whether it’s a realistic possibility for Sandoval to wear the orange and black again.
Still, when asked about a theoretical situation in which the Giants may have interest, Evans acknowledged that the team might be open to having Sandoval return, provided he would be willing to prove himself at the Minor League level first.
“I think that’s fair, I think that again, it’s not something we’ve spent a lot of time on of course,” Evans said. “The trade deadline, there’s a lot of other focuses of course, but I imagine if he was available, anything would be possible.”
Evans did express surprise that Sandoval has suffered through such a rough season in Boston, which traded Travis Shaw to give Sandoval room to shine at third base. While Shaw has been a revelation for the Milwaukee Brewers, Sandoval has been an epic failure for the Red Sox, who gave up on the 30-year-old last week.
“I can’t say that I’ve spent a whole lot of time following him or even talking through his situation, but I have heard things and I have read things,” Evans said. “He’s not switch-hitting anymore, he’s gone all left-handed. But I heard the same things you heard, going into Spring Training, he was in great shape and I think the Red Sox thought he was going to be their third baseman and that’s why they traded Shaw to the Brewers.”
To listen to Gary and Larry’s full interview with Giants’ general manager Bobby Evans, click below.