If this does happen, I will look at it as an early Christmas present. Baring some ridiculous unforeseen problem in his physical, I would hope Daniels would jump right back in IMMEDIATELY.According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Boston's deal with Mike Napoli could be in jeopardy due to a physical issue.
Napoli's reported three-year, $39 million contract was agreed to on December 3, and Rosenthal says the Red Sox had planned to officially announce the signing at a press conference Tuesday. But that obviously didn't happen. The Red Sox evidently didn't like something they saw during Napoli's physical, though it's not clear exactly what it could be. The 31-year-old suffered a severely sprained left ankle in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series and dealt with quad and oblique issues in 2011 and 2012.
Hell, if the Rangers could even sign Napoli for the same contract its only $13 million a year for a catcher and first baseman for 3 years.
Suck it up, resign Hamilton to say $22 million a year.
Dump Olt in a trade for Dickey. Do whatever it takes.
We paid Napoli 9.4 Million Last year
We Paid Hamilton $15.2 Million Last year
Assume signing Dickey to the contract extension he wants say add $12 million a year on.
We saved $5 million on trading Young.
Our payroll only goes up $17 million from what it was last season, and we gain our hopeful ACE if not extremely strong #2.... The Soto and Soria signing about evens out with Adams and Torreabla coming off the books. That still leaves us PLENTY to go on next offseason to make a run at Garza or Lincecum. And yet we still don't even rank in the top 5 in MLB salaries.
MAKE THIS HAPPEN DANIELS ray: