Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pablo Sandoval Deal Is Five Years, $95 Million

The first confirmation of specific terms for the Pablo Sandoval deal comes from CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. His report cites a five-year, $95 million contract—less than the numbers that were being floated about in the last several hours (closer to $100 million). Thus, The PandaPact—along with the four-year, $88 million signing of Hanley Ramirez represents a commitment by the NOG of $183 million. Perhaps more significantly, it represents an abandonment of the Yawkey Way prohibition on contracts longer than three years. For perspective, The Evil Ones signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million deal ($21.8 per year)—and Boston will be getting two players for about $30 million more over a shorter term.