Last edited by Bo Sox Fan; 12-03-2012 at 03:33 PM.
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Does this mean Boston's speech impediment announcers no longer have to say Salt-er-ler-mer-ker-er's name?
I'm expecting career numbers out of him power-wise as he's sure to mash at Fenway.
I kind of like this signing for the Red Sox.
I thought Napoli was going to sneak in a 4 year deal, and he shouldn't have been given one. And it's really interesting now that the Rangers didn't make that qualifying offer.
I wonder how many games he will actually catch. But if it's more than 30 per year, I think that really helps make this worth it.
They won't have to carry a back up catcher now on their roster too, which is nice.
Thank god! Get that guy outta the AL West. Guy killed my team (Angels). I'd rather only see him 6 times a year as opposed to 16.
Yes it was a bit of a sarcastic comment, but Red Sox fans had it coming. In any big money signing thread most Sox fans acted uninterested and happy to not make the big moves as they'd rather wait for their propspects to take them to the promise land, now this happens and that was never the case. I argued with a few that the prospect list wasn't the type you could rest your laurels on and expect to win championships with, I was attacked and assured the Red Sox would be letting the youngsters play. Since then they've signed Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli... Just saying boys, no need to get hostile.
By the way, if you read the rest of my post, it's clear I think it's a good signing for the Red Sox.
Last edited by Jeffy25; 12-03-2012 at 07:10 PM. Reason: Removed insult, and quoted insult
I don't think he has to repeat the 2011 AVG to be productive.
dude has big time power.
in 2012 he had 24 HR in only 108 games.
in 2011 he had 30 HR in only 113 games.
I don't think he will come anywhere near the .320 AVG he had in 2012, so if you're expecting something like that then expect to be disappointed. but that doesn't mean he can't have a good enough AVG. .270 or even .260 wont be that bad for the power numbers he could produce.
what would one expect? .260-.270 AVG with 30-35 HR if he plays say 120-130 games?
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His 2011 season was obviously an outlier. If he can be a .250/.350/.500 hitter during his tenure in Boston (which honestly, I think he will) then this will turn out to be a great signing.