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San Francisco Giants: 5 best landing spots for Pablo Sandoval

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 23: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring a run in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays Rogers Centre on April 23, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 23: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring a run in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays Rogers Centre on April 23, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 03: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after fouling the ball off of his leg in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on August 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 03: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after fouling the ball off of his leg in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on August 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

4. Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are a team that is built to contend for years to come.

The addition of Sandoval to their lineup would be a short-term move that could help them win the National League East crown this year.

Sandoval would give the Phillies insurance at third base since Mikael Franco is not exactly having his best season so far. The 26-year-old is only hitting .206 with nine home runs and 32 RBIs this season, so if Sandoval is added to the lineup, the Phillies could become a juggernaut in the NL East.

Adding the veteran would also help the Fightin’ Phils when star first baseman Rhys Hoskins needs a day off, or if he needs to play left field given the absence of Andrew McCutchen who tore his ACL and is out for the season.

Sandoval’s switch-hitting ability will also help give balance to a left-handed heavy lineup.

Obviously, Sandoval won’t bring a top 10 prospect back in return, but it could be reasonable for the Giants to ask for Arquimedes Gamboa. The 21-year-old is a shortstop with an MLB ETA of 2020. He is the No. 13 prospect in the Philadelphia system, according to MLB.com.

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