Pablo Sandoval envisioned $100 million contract with dream board ... three years ago
Back in 2011, a year removed from his first World Series championship with the Giants, Panda opened up for an ESPN The Magazine feature that included an image of one of his vision boards. Sandoval told ESPN that he used the boards to help visualize his goals in baseball and life.
Panda's vision board indicated that he hoped to:
- Maintain a .330 batting average
- Find a "good, pretty woman"
- Stay close to God
- Land a $100 million contract
- Own a private jet
- Own a beach in Tahiti
- Have a "nice career"
- Earn induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame
His lifetime average is slightly below .300, but he's hitting .344 in the postseason -- when the pressure's on. He's well on his way to a "nice career" and has been seeing girlfriend Dubcy Romero for a while now (she rode with him during the most recent Giants World Series victory parade).
Now he's inked a five-year, $95 million deal with the Sox that includes a club option for a sixth season.
The only thing he's got left to do is spend those millions on a jet and a Tahitian beach and wait for baseball writers to grant him induction at Cooperstown after he hangs 'em up.