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From the duck boats to the negotiating table — such is the life of Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. Cherington announced Monday — just two days after the Red Sox’ rolling rally celebration through the streets of Boston — that the club is making qualifying offers to free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew. The Red Sox will not make Jarrod Saltalamacchia a qualifying offer. This means that Ellsbury, Napoli and Drew each have the option to accept a one-year, $14.1 million contract — the $14.1 million is the average of the top 20 percent of major league salaries from this past season. If a player accepts, he will be slated to return to the Red Sox at that salary, although there still exists the possibility of a long-term deal being negotiated. If a player rejects, he is free to sign elsewhere in addition to the Red Sox. A rejection also attaches draft-pick compensation to the player, meaning that whichever team signs the player would need to relinquish a first-r...

Mike Napoli had himself a day after Red Sox victory parade

The Guru Contributing Writer Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was apparently enjoying his World Series victory tour of Boston Saturday night. Maybe a little too much. Photos of a shirtless Napoli began spreading across the twitterverse soon after the Red Sox rolling rally ended. He's Mike Napoli. World Series champion. Man of the people. Mike Napoli is walking around...

Mike Napoli gets white girl wasted

Source Mike Napoli really, really enjoyed the Red Sox rolling rally on Saturday morning. The Red Sox first baseman didn’t even make it to Hynes Convention Center before stripping off his shirt, to the delight of everyone in the crowd (and Jonny Gomes). But even after the hours long duckboat ride, Napoli wasn’t ready for the festivities to end. Jake Peavy may have celebrated...

Mike Napoli Watches Bruins-Stars At TD Garden, Says He’s Keeping His Beard (Video)

Mike Napoli is enjoying his time off after winning the World Series with the Red Sox, and he spent some of his free time on Tuesday night watching the Bruins take on the Stars at TD Garden. One of the great things about playing in Boston is that all of the sports teams support one another, and Napoli’s presence at the Garden was another fine example of that. The Red Sox first baseman...

Mike Napoli is apparently wondering around Boston really drunk

Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox is apparently wondering around Boston, Massachusetts drunk and shirtless. I guess he is really celebrating that World Series win that the Boston Red Sox just sealed over the St. Louis Cardinals. I don’t think any state trooper will ask the guy. We hope to see more photos as […]

Vote: Will Stephen Drew Be Back With Red Sox in 2014?

Stephen Drew represents an interesting offseason case for the Red Sox. The Red Sox made Drew — along with Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Napoli — a $14.1 million qualifying offer. Drew can choose to accept the offer and return to Boston on a one-year deal under that salary, reject the offer in order to potentially land a bigger, multiyear deal elsewhere or negotiate a different contract...

Red Sox make qualifying offers to Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew

The November 4, 4:00 p.m. EST, deadline for qualifying offers has now passed. As expected, the Boston Red Sox have made the offers to three of their four eligible players: CF Jacoby Ellsbury, 1B Mike Napoli, and SS Stephen Drew. They did not, however, make the offer to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. A qualifying offer means that the team offers the player an automatic salary for...

RedSox players visit Gillette Stadium, Mike Napoli's shirtless self not present

The world champion Boston Red Sox visited the Patriots' Gillette Stadium today before the team faces off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The two teams have combined for some pretty phenomenal Sundays the past few weeks. First, there was Brady's game winning pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left against the Saints, which was followed up by Big Papi's game tying...

A Quick Note About the Elephant in the Room, First Base

No article I have written recently has gotten me such e-mails and Twitter comments like the Pass or Play: Mike Napoli piece, particularly my assertion that “Napoli is a better offensive and defensive first baseman than Howard at this point in their careers,” but also why would I even highlight first base as an area of need? I’ll answer the latter first: the Phillies, from...

MLB teams extend qualifying offers

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox made $14.1 million qualifying offers to free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew on Monday, the first deadline day of baseball's offseason.

How the Red Sox Celebrate the World Series

So, everyone has their own way of celebrating a championship. Jake Peavy for example, bought a duck boat yesterday. But take a second and think about which player you'd expect to be really going crazy, maybe Gronk-style for you Patriots fans. My guess would be either Jonny Gomes or Mike Napoli. A few days ago, Napoli admitted his plans to not sleep for a while. It’s...

Mike Napoli being pursued by the Seattle Mariners

Scott Levesque (@scottlevesque) Managing Editor Have you ever had a friend that always seems to buck the system? An individual that - for whatever the reason - does the exact opposite of what common sense would dictate? If that friend was a MLB team it would wear a name tag saying, "Hi, my name is the Seattle Mariners." The Mariners have been linked to Jacoby Ellsbury...

Mike Napoli’s Best Day Ever

Who had the best day ever at the Boston Red Sox World Series parade? How is the NBA going to stop the flopping epidemic? Why you will never want to see Pamela Anderson running a marathon ever again. The post Mike Napoli’s Best Day Ever appeared first on Ride The Pine.

Victorino & Big Papi Shave Beards For Charity

(PHOTO BY STEVE ANNEAR)It happened this morning at South Boston's 'World Shaving Headquarters" of Gillette. Shane Vicotrino and David Ortiz had their beards shorn for charity—a $100,000 donation by the razor-maker to The One Fund Boston. World-famous Boston police officer Steve Horgan (he of the now permanently-raised arms) also parted with his whiskers. Ortiz left...

Red Sox win World Series, in Lego form!

The Guru Contributing Writer While the Red Sox victory tour continues to roll with stops at Gillette Stadium, Sox "shave offs", appearances on David Letterman and God only knows where Mike Napoli is right now, the World Series champions have now been captured in an art form known as "brickimation." Things have officially gone too far. Follow The Guru on...

Phillies rumors: David Price, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo

While the offseason has just begun, the Philadelphia Phillies have already been tied to some of the biggest names the market can offer. While the Phillies have reportedly kicked the tires on players such as Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price and free agents Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin-Soo Choo, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports doesn’t expect Philadelphia to go all-in on any of these...
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