San Francisco Giants: 5 best landing spots for Pablo Sandoval
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.