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Not wanting to see the market for second baseman skyrocket and try to battle for signing Dustin Pedroia two years from now, the Red Sox locked up the 2008 AL MVP through the 2021 season. Not only do the Red Sox now have the 4-time All-Star for 7 extra years, but they have him at a fairly discounted rate.
The 7 year deal is reportedly worth $100 million, and for the time being, makes Pedroia the highest paid second baseman of all time. Although he will be the highest paid second baseman, this deal is considered to be a great deal for the Red Sox, because it’s expected the price for high end second basemen will sky rocket this offseason when Yankees second baseman, Robinson Cano, hits the free agent market.
This isn’t the first time Pedroia has a taken a hometown discount with the Red Sox. After winning the 2008 AL MVP award, Pedroia inked a 6 year deal with Boston worth only $40 million, which included a buy-out option for the Red Sox which would have paid put Pedroia just $500,000...
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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...
Pedey Meeting Press (FN Photo)The Red Sox today announced the finalized details of a contract extension for Dustin Pedroia. The 2008 AL MVP signed an 8 year, $110 million extension—carrying him through the 2021 season. Pedroia—who was at the park for a Franklin Sports batting clinic as well—will finish his career as a member of the Carmine Hose. Like God intended. He's...
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...
It’s official. Dustin Pedroia will be the face of the Red Sox for the impending future.
The Boston second baseman has signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the club, according to multiple reports. (NESN)
That comes to about $14.3 million per year, which for the second best second basemen in the game, is a solid value. The Red Sox were able to secure a reasonable...
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...
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...
It seemed swift and quick, a lot like baseball's justice lately. Only this time we were celebrating a player renown for his character, toughness and ability to play the game correctly.
Unfortunately, Dustin Pedoria's new 8-year extension with the Boston Red Sox has been overshadowed by a few who seek to undermine the purity of America...
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...
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.
Dustin Pedroia will be with the Boston Red Sox for quite a while.
Pedroia, who signed a seven-year extension after passing a physical on Wednesday, is speaking with the Boston media at 2:45 p.m. ET at Fenway Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Check out NESN.com’s live stream below.
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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.
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...
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...