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Bochy questions Sandoval's ability to play 3B

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08:17 AM ET 06.05 | Pablo Sandoval continued his rehab assignment Monday night for Class A San Jose, and it seems he should make himself at home in the minors. Giants management was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with Sandoval's condition and dedication, even before the All-Star third baseman was questioned by police in relation to a possible sexual assault that allegedly took place Friday morning in Santa Cruz. ... Bochy acknowledged that he isn't sure that Sandoval is in condition to return to third base, where Joaquin Arias has set a defensive standard that will be difficult to match. "He's been told we have enough first basemen," said Bochy, asked about whether a position change might be in the works for the rotund Panda.

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June 5, 2012  08:31 AM ET

I don't understand what all the fuss is about. He's in just as good a shape as I am. Oh, could someone please pass the fried chicken and beer.

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June 5, 2012  09:09 AM ET

It is a good wake up call for him. You can't take things for granted because you have had success in the past.

June 5, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Reporting Sandoval to be over weight and out of shape is like reporting that the sun rose in the east.

June 5, 2012  09:43 AM ET

This guy has the potential to be a great player. He also has the potential to be the first 500 pounder in MLB. C'mon, Panda. Get your act together.

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June 5, 2012  10:07 AM ET

Arias better set a defensive standard, because his offense is non-existent. Giants need a bat badly.

June 5, 2012  10:37 AM ET

Guy has trouble standing up on his own...

June 5, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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Reporting Sandoval to be over weight and out of shape is like reporting that the sun rose in the east.

Yes but what is the Sun's UZR?

June 5, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Pablo has the most power on the team and only Posey and Melky hit similar to him in terms of average. "We have enough first basemen" - yeah Pill hitting .200 with 3Hr, Belt hitting .230 with 0 HRs and Huff hitting .180 with 1 HR. Playing only half the season Pablo has more HR then all 3 of them combined and was hitting over .300. If he isnt fit enough to play 3B then put him at 1B. Youd have to be a complete moron to keep him in the minors instead of having his bat at 1B with that crap offense.

June 5, 2012  11:59 AM ET

The guy is hard to figure. He has so much talent. He will be a free agent in 2015. Who knows what kind of numbers he would be putting up if he played in top condition? He could well be looking at a $100M+ contract.

Yet he doesn't put the work in. I mean it is one thing to be 10-15 pounds overweight, which shows a lack of professional dedication. But when you are 30-40 pounds overweight, you must not care at all. Not just about yourself, but your team too.

June 5, 2012  01:36 PM ET

There, fixed.

June 5, 2012  01:36 PM ET
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There, fixed.

June 5, 2012  01:37 PM ET

OK, I fail.

June 5, 2012  01:45 PM ET

No Love for the Panda.

Sounds like Weight Discrimination to me... He should sue... everyone else does... :-)

 
June 5, 2012  02:06 PM ET
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No Love for the Panda.Sounds like Weight Discrimination to me... He should sue... everyone else does... :-)

I think he ndid sue, he settled out of court for a double 1/4 pounder.

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