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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 a contract extension with the Red Sox, owner John Henry recognizes that getting a deal done with the All-Star center fielder won't be easy.
"[Ellsbury's agent] Scott [Boras] has a track record of taking his players to free agency so I'm not confident. It would be great if we could," Henry said Wednesday.
Ellsbury entered Wednesday's game hitting .304 with four home runs, 34 RBIs and a major league-leading 37 stolen bases. It's a drastic turnaround from his early-season struggles, and his value as it pertains to the open market continues to rise with each successful performance.
It's not unreasonable to think that the 29-year-old will be in for a big payday when he inks his next contract -- whenever and wherever that may be.
Ellsbury burst onto the scene in 2007 and helped the Red Sox win a World Series. He has enjoyed a roller coaster career to this point, but his skills are undeniable.
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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...
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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After watching Tuesday’s 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays from the dugout, Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the lineup Wednesday in his typical leadoff spot for the Red Sox.
Ellsbury will be followed in the order by Shane Victorino, who gets the start in right field. Victorino has been in a bit of a slump over the past few weeks — notching just five hits in his last 24 at-bats — but...
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...
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Be prepared, Red Sox Nation. Jacoby Ellsbury probably won't be in a Red Sox uniform next season. His agent is Scott Boras, who will most likely get the best offer he can. John Henry told CSNNE that he isn't confident about getting an extension for Ellsbury like management was able to do for Dustin Pedroia, at...
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...
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...
Dustin Pedroia will get to dirty up many more
Red Sox uniforms with his eight-year deal.
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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...
One night after getting shut out in their series opener with the Rays, the Red Sox will have to bounce back — and slow Tampa Bay’s massive momentum — to stay atop the American League East on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
The Rays have won 18 of their last 20 games, including a dominating 3-0 win over the Sox on Monday night, and are just a 1/2 game back of Boston for the division...
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.
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.
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...