SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Casey McGehee knows how much Pablo Sandoval meant to the Giants and the city of San Francisco. Even living across the country in Miami, he understood the affinity for the Kung Fu Panda in his native Bay Area.
After a comeback year for the Marlins sparked by a season in Japan to find himself and his swing, McGehee insists he will stick to what he does best. He realizes he's a different player than the big personality he will be replacing.
"Obviously Pablo was a tremendous Giant. It's no secret how the people in San Francisco feel about him," McGehee said Saturday, a day after the trade sending him to the World Series champions was completed.