Boston Red Sox sign C/1B/DH Mike Napoli to three year deal
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Posted by Jcorye1 on 12/3 at 4:44 pm to Baloo
They paid a premium for less years.


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Posted by Lester Earl on 12/3 at 4:49 pm to Baloo
I think he'll Play a lot more 1B than catch. They'll use him a lot more than TX did.

I think it's a good signing. He hits HR at a high rate & that's what they need. Adam Dunn proved to be pretty valuable doing just that last year.

shite Johnny Gomes is a hot commodity this offseason.

He's produced as a platoon player/quasi starter so I don't see why that's a red flag. TX has a pretty strong offense, they could afford to platoon him.

And honestly he's not that fat. He wears a baggy uniform.



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Posted by Baloo on 12/3 at 5:08 pm to Lester Earl
He's not David Ortiz, but Napoli looks like he's just finished a cheesesteak in the on deck circle most of the time.

Dunn's not the worst comp in the world for Napoli, as both are Three True Outcome players, though Dunn is a bit more extreme. But so is Mark Reynolds, who is also a free agent. Would you give Reynolds a three year $39 million deal? I think you can get him for less.

Napoli 227/343/469 (352 AB) $13 million
Dunn 204/333/468 (539 AB) $15 million
Reynolds 221/335/429 (457 AB) $8 million arbitration declined

I have an admitted soft spot for Three True Outcome players. Rob Deer is our patron saint. I am in the Cult of the Big Fat Guy. But $13 million a year for three years seems a bit steep. Let's see what Reynolds goes for.



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Posted by Lester Earl on 12/3 at 5:28 pm to Baloo
I don't know, I was following Napoli on twitter. You'd be surprised how much leaner he looks in normal clothes in some of the pictures he posts.


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Posted by Lester Earl on 12/3 at 5:32 pm to Baloo
I like Reynolds, didn't realize he was a FA.


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Posted by Baloo on 12/3 at 5:34 pm to Lester Earl
Yeah, the O's turned down arbitration. But they will try and sign him as a free agent for a lower number than $8 million. Still the front runners to re-sign him. 2 years at $13 million would be great, but let's see how the market shakes out.


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Posted by GynoSandberg on 12/4 at 3:43 pm to Baloo
Victorino to the Red Sox for 3 year $37.5 mil???

They are opening the checkbook once again



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Posted by bddwolfpack on 12/4 at 3:44 pm to GynoSandberg
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Victorino to the Red Sox for 3 year $37.5 mil??? They are opening the checkbook once again

So
fricking
Dumb



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Posted by The Hamburglar on 12/4 at 3:58 pm to bddwolfpack
so they are loading up on 3 year contracts with a bunch of .260 hitters? whats the point?


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Posted by Jcorye1 on 12/4 at 4:53 pm to The Hamburglar
Bridging to the younger players and the FA market will be down the next couple of years. The red sox have money to burn, it's the long term contracts that messed them up.


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Posted by BobABooey on 12/4 at 5:30 pm to bddwolfpack
And now I hear the Rangers are working on a 4 year $100M offer for Hamilton because of this. I hope that doesn't pan out.


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Posted by SouljaBreauxTellEm on 12/4 at 5:43 pm to bddwolfpack
Interesting.

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