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David Ortiz apparently loves to crash press conferences. He also apparently loves to swear on live television. And on Wednesday, Big Papi struck again, this time during the press conference for Dustin Pedroia and his contract extension.
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As Ben Cherington answered a question about why he doesn’t think Pedroia will struggle in his thirties like other second basemen have, Ortiz sneaked in behind Cherington, Pedroia, and John Farrell to go out to the infield and (literally) steal second base. He then presented it as a symbolic gift to Pedroia, gave him a huge bear hug, called him a bastard, and walked away, in true David Ortiz fashion.
But all joking aside, it was a special moment. Ortiz and Pedroia have been teammates since Pedey’s first full season in 2007 and are part of the small handful of players left from that 2007 World Series team (Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, and Jon Lester are the only others)...
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Addressing Clinic (FN Photo)Wednesday was an extremely busy day for Dustin Pedroia. He had to put the finishing touches on his new 8-year, $110 million deal; take a physical; and be a hero to a bunch of kids at a batting clinic. Oh, by the way, he also had to face David Price a little later on. Because of all the morning contract activity, Pedroia was a little late to the Franklin...
It’s around that point in the season where it’s time for me to put my fortune-telling cap on and make some predictions for the end of the year. You may think some are crazy, and others are genius, but regardless what you think, these will all 100% happen.
The Red Sox will win the AL East on the last day of the season.
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This year’s version of the AL East...
BOSTON – Quick, what will you be doing nine years from now?
It’s a difficult question to answer, even for Dustin Pedroia, who just signed an eight-year contract extension with the Red Sox that will take him through the 2021 season. But while a lot can happen between now and then, Pedroia isn’t ruling out the possibility of playing beyond his age 38 season, despite the wear...
Dustin Pedroia is the face of the Red Sox, and he’s going to continue to hold that role for a very long time.
The Boston second baseman has signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the club, according to multiple reports. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford was the first to report the news, and that was later confirmed by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Pedroia will reportedly...
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I could spend weeks waxing poetic about what Dustin Pedroia means to the Red Sox organization, the city of Boston, and the fans, so to say I was thrilled when I found out about his new contract extension would be an understatement for the ages.
Yes, I understand why some people have reservations about the length of the deal. One of Pedroia’s greatest strengths...
Dustin Pedroia will get to dirty up many more
Red Sox uniforms with his eight-year deal.
(Photo courtesy of Boston.com)
During Terry Francona’s time as manager of the Boston Red Sox, it was no secret that he and Dustin Pedroia had built more than just a manager-player relationship. From playing cribbage on flights and before games to the constant...
The Boston Red Sox and second baseman Dustin Pedroia are in
agreement on a seven-year, $100 million deal, according to Red Sox
beat writer Rob Bradford.
Last week, in rating Dustin Pedroia 25th on the trade value list, I noted that he was “an elite player making a relative pittance for the next two seasons.” That is still true, but his relative pittance is going to grow substantially starting in 2015, as the Red Sox have agreed to sign Pedroia to a long term contract that will keep him in Boston through 2021.
As Rob Bradford...
It's rare these days in Major League Baseball to see a player end his career with the team he was drafted by or even signed as an undrafted or international player.
Two guys come to the top of my head. Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies and Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees. I'm sure there are more out there but those are the two that came to me.
In what has been the worst kept secret in baseball, the Boston Red Sox finally signed second-baseman Dustin Pedroia to a contract extension. The deal, the first $100 million contract for a second-baseman in the history of baseball, keeps Pedroia in a Red Sox uniform until he is thirty-eight years old.
All things considering, the deal is fair. At a position where high-levels of offensive...
Thoughts From The Border by Larry Shiman, FN Board Member Big Papi now holds most of the career records for DH, having passed Harold Baines last week for career hits. I expect he’ll keep going for a while, and put some distance between him and the others. But if he never plays another game, is he the greatest DH to ever live?I thought of four contenders for the title...
BOSTON – Dustin Pedroia will remain in Boston for the foreseeable future, but there’s still some uncertainty surrounding one of the team’s other stars.
Jacoby Ellsbury, who has turned his year around following a slow start, is slated to become a free agent after this season. And while there’s certainly a possibility that Ellsbury will follow in Pedroia’s footsteps and sign...
Dustin Pedroia will remain in Boston for the foreseeable future, but there's still some uncertainty surrounding one of the team's other stars.
Jacoby Ellsbury, who has turned his year around following a slow start, is slated to become a free agent after this season. And while there's certainly a possibility that Ellsbury will follow in Pedroia's footsteps and sign...
This is NOT Dustin Pedroia
Yesterday, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia officially signed an 8-year, $110 million contract extension. Immediately following the pen hitting paper, all of Red Sox Nation had a spontaneous mental dance party.
The reason is simple: It looks as though Pedroia will be a Red Sox for life, and that's a great thing...
The Red Sox can put some distance between themselves and the white-hot Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East race this week during their four-game series. But the Rays won’t be easy to hold off, especially after Monday’s Tampa Bay win.
The Rays haven’t lost a series since dropping two of three at Fenway on June 18-19 (when the Sox swept a doubleheader). They entered this...