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    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
    Believe me, LaRoche is no comp for Napoli. He can't catch, he can't hit as well in Fenway, all he does better than Napoli is field 1B better. He's basically a #7 hitter - and don't be fooled by his 2012 season, it's an outlier.
    Agreed, Laroche would be a massive blunder. Plus, we'd also lose our 2nd round pick (which is pretty high) in this years draft and the slot money that belongs to that pick.

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    Wellp I guess it's two years of Napoli or bust (Jerry Sands).

    No point in surrendering draft picks to sign aging players for a non-contending team

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    once again it took 40+ days for Drew to get his contract finilized.... dont worry

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    I'm not going to lie, I'd much rather take the risk on Napoli over signing one of Laroche or Swisher.

    I would absolutely hate if we did such a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AI4 View Post
    I'm not going to lie, I'd much rather take the risk on Napoli over signing one of Laroche or Swisher.

    I would absolutely hate if we did such a thing.
    I'd offer Napoli:

    2013: $17M
    2012: $11M
    $5M - $3M bonus for 375 PA; $3M additional bonus for 500 PA

    Front loaded so that helps Napoli (and we've got loose change), but we get protected in the last year if he can't go.


    6/27/09: “We expect [Rondo] to play by the rules and be a leader as a point guard. We need him to be more of a leader,” Ainge said. “There were just a couple situations where he was late this year, I don’t know if he was sitting in his car, but showed up late and the rest of the team was there. We have team rules and you have to be on time. He was fined for being late, he said he was stuck in traffic, and it’s just unacceptable.”

    Some jerks never learn.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soxfan85 View Post
    are you 5? God your annoying with that facepalm crap. This is last time I'm responding to this. Its childish on your part and I don't need to waste my time answering you back


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    I just keep reading the same thing when it comes to Napoli anybody have anything besides

    http://www.masslive.com/redsox/index...with_mike.html

    and the links to J.D Drews 52 day delay

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    Ben said during the dempster interview that they are still working on #s, and until there is any new news there is nothing to report.


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    Yes, But Dempster was talking like Napoli was already his teammate.

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    sounds like they are confident
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    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mike Napoli's three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox is being delayed due to a problem with one of his hips.
    Rosenthal says it's an issue that led to the Mariners backing off their initial pursuit of Napoli, and something that might have concerned the Rangers, as well. The Red Sox are "trying to rework" Napoli's deal, according to Rosenthal, though it's not clear specifically what language in the contract they might be trying to change. There seems to be a very real chance at this point that the deal will fall through.
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    Napoli fit the plan well. The Red Sox have to appear not to be the bad guy here to other agents. No egg on face needed.

    I hate the alternatives.

    Trades will be too expensive for an average type guy and cost actual useful specs - or

    We'll use Sands, Gomez, Salty, Lavarnway perhaps in ST and get held up when they don't work.

    Sign LaRoche, the wrong guy at the wrong time for too much money.

    Swisher the best choice - big money and big years. Damn.


    6/27/09: “We expect [Rondo] to play by the rules and be a leader as a point guard. We need him to be more of a leader,” Ainge said. “There were just a couple situations where he was late this year, I don’t know if he was sitting in his car, but showed up late and the rest of the team was there. We have team rules and you have to be on time. He was fined for being late, he said he was stuck in traffic, and it’s just unacceptable.”

    Some jerks never learn.....

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    ^^ If you read the Rosenthal article he actually goes into the dynamics of the Napoli market in the wake of his issue with the Sox and specifically mentions the comments of some MLBPA-type who says the Sox are justified in their caution. If an MLBPA guy is saying that, it's not good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
    Napoli fit the plan well. The Red Sox have to appear not to be the bad guy here to other agents. No egg on face needed.

    I hate the alternatives.

    Trades will be too expensive for an average type guy and cost actual useful specs - or

    We'll use Sands, Gomez, Salty, Lavarnway perhaps in ST and get held up when they don't work.

    Sign LaRoche, the wrong guy at the wrong time for too much money.

    Swisher the best choice - big money and big years. Damn.
    Yeah it is pretty ugly out there. I am frustrated with this situation. If the hip is that bad, Napoli can't afford to walk away as we can still offer a lot of $$ up front, and it shouldn't be that hard to finish up. If it isn't THAT bad, just go forward. I'd rather have $13 million in dead weight in the third year, than sign Swisher to 4 years and give up a daft pick, lose a pick for Laroche, or give up prospects in a trade with a jacked up asking price because of the pathetic FA market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
    Napoli fit the plan well. The Red Sox have to appear not to be the bad guy here to other agents. No egg on face needed.

    I hate the alternatives.

    Trades will be too expensive for an average type guy and cost actual useful specs - or

    We'll use Sands, Gomez, Salty, Lavarnway perhaps in ST and get held up when they don't work.

    Sign LaRoche, the wrong guy at the wrong time for too much money.

    Swisher the best choice - big money and big years. Damn.
    Yeah agree, what a mess. LaRoche would be a huge mistake.

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