Found August 25, 2013 on The Sports Post:
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Now that the city of Boston is done celebrating the fact that a true Red Sox player like Dustin Pedroia will be the official face of their franchise until 2021, I, the baseball grinch, will analyze whether signing players at the age of 29 is something to celebrate about. Before we embark on this trip, I must say that when it comes to analyzing the merit of signing any player to a long-term deal, we must remember that it really depends on the player. Every person is different, but that does not mean we can't look at the history and break down if signing players around the age of 30 to a long-term deal is generally the right choice or not. Long-term deals are a major commitment. Something that few franchises can make without hesitation and fear. When the player is young and entering their prime, they usually make sense, but are often even more frightening due to the fact that the player has not proved themselves over a large sample size. But this is why the young player has to b...
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