According to a major league source, the Red Sox and Mike Napoli have reached an agreement on what is believed to be a one-year deal. The two sides had been renegotiating an agreed upon three-year, $39 million contract since concerns arose regarding the free agent first baseman’s hip after a team administered physical. The original deal was agreed upon on Dec. 3.
I saw last night rumors that the deal would be for less than $13M (the AAV on the initial contract). That must have been one awful physical.
So how does this set up their 2014 catching spot? Don't they have some hot shot catching prospect that will be ready by then?
I wonder what the effect of the 1 year deal is on Salty.
Wow. Did his value ever plummet in one season. Why is he accepting a one year deal in Boston?
It's a strange drop from the 3 year 39M tentative deal they were talking about in November...
That's what puzzles me.
I suppose he wants to establish his value again since he had a relatively down year last year.
But if he's a 1B he's gonna lose a lot of value, and he's getting older.
1 year 5M - crazy.
@JonHeymanCBS - Napoli got $5M for the 1 year. #redsox
I actually feel bad for the guy. But he's playing for the Red Sox so I have to hope for a bad year. Sorry Nap. :(
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India - Plague
Trinidad - Roving bands of pirates
Colombia - gun toting cartel members
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I think Naps will benefit greatly in Fenway (the Jason Bay effect). And on a 1 year deal he could get a bit of a pay day come next off season just like Jason Bay.