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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 03:07

The Red Sox Should Just Cut Ties With Pablo Sandoval Already

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The Pablo Sandoval Era in Boston has been bad. No, wait it’s been the worst. It has actually probably been one of the most disastorous free agent signings of all time, in any sport. Not one good thing has come out of it and at this point, almost two and a half seasons in, it’s time to bite the bullet and send him on his way.

I’m not under any allusions to believe that Josh Rutledge or Deven Marrero is a better option than Pablo Sandoval. For as bad as the “Kung Fu Panda” is now, he still has more talent and a better track record than most of what the Red Sox have otherwise at his position. But the Sox have lost all faith in him, and if they refuse to let him play they might as well just designate him for assignment. 

When they aren’t starting him anymore and they actually would rather have a catcher like Christina Vazquez play third base than let Sandoval hit, it’s time to just pull the rip cord. When they are putting him on the 10 day DL with an EAR INFECTION, it's time to wake up and realize this is ridiculous. Put your hand up and admit your mistake because all he’s doing right now is taking up a roster spot. I don’t want to rush Rafael Devers out of the minor leagues but at a certain point here you have to think that the kid can give us more than what we are getting at third base. 

The problem is, I don’t think ownership is going to allow Dave Dombrowksi to eat the contract and kick Pablo to the curb. It’s too bad too because there isn’t anything they can do to make this better. There is no hiding from the fact that this was a disaster, so keeping him around will only make it worse. Time to let go guys, Pablo Sandoval is a waste of space.

Jake Archer

Jake is a contributor to the CLNS Red Sox beat team. He is passionate about baseball, basketball, football and golf, but can get interested in almost anything competitive. Jake has a lot of strong opinions and will share them through his writing and podcasting. You can also follow him on Twitter @jarcher04 but please be advised, his takes can get hot.