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    Napoli & Red Sox agree to 1 yr, $5M deal w/ incentives


    The Red Sox and Mike Napoli have agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million with incentives that could bring the total value to $13 million, major league sources confirmed.

    The incentives would be based on whether Napoli spends any time on the disabled list due to a hip injury. Napoli originally agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal in December that was held up after concerns arose with his physical.

    Napoli spent the last two seasons with the Texas Rangers. He is a career .259 hitter with 146 home runs and 380 RBIs. Napoli hit .227/.343/.469 last season with 24 home runs.

    The Sox have long felt the righthanded hitter would be a good fit in their lineup at first base. Napoli has been primarily a catcher in his career but has played 133 games at first base.

    WEEI was first to report the news of the one-year deal.

    With Napoli now settled, the Red Sox are likely to pursue a backup first baseman via trade or free agency. Their preference would be a lefthanded hitter who could also play the outfield.
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    Must be awful on the MRI to have little interest outside and accepting that deal.

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    I smell an injury. It smells like 2010 in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomar View Post
    I smell an injury. It smells like 2010 in here.
    Yeah. That's why Salty is probably retained, and gets some 1B time in ST - just in case. Too bad for the Sox pitching staff and too bad for Lavarnway if so.


    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 bagwell368 View Post
    Yeah. That's why Salty is probably retained, and gets some 1B time in ST - just in case. Too bad for the Sox pitching staff and too bad for Lavarnway if so.
    I'm gonna stay positive and hope Salty is traded.

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    heyman: 2nd and 3rd doc opinion confirmed 1st. So hopefully he isn't losing limbs too swinging the bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Station 13 View Post
    heyman: 2nd and 3rd doc opinion confirmed 1st. So hopefully he isn't losing limbs too swinging the bat.
    That's reassuring

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    i doubt he lasts the season
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    Ouch, that's a tough paycut for Napoli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripe power View Post
    i doubt he lasts the season
    Even money with Jeter and ahead of AROD.


    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 bagwell368 View Post
    Even money with Jeter and ahead of AROD.
    jeter will be fine, i agree on arod
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    Jeter is old and hurt his ankle at the end of last year. I'm not saying he will get hurt but you can't be sure he won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomar View Post
    Jeter is old and hurt his ankle at the end of last year. I'm not saying he will get hurt but you can't be sure he won't.
    yuo can say that about ltierally anyone. injuries can be freak things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripe power View Post
    yuo can say that about ltierally anyone. injuries can be freak things
    So his age and recent injury don't matter? He's at a higher risk than the average player IMO.

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    It's surprising.

    I guess his hip is really that bad.

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