Originally written on Surviving Grady  |  Last updated 7/23/13

Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia reacts after strinkng out in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 26, 2009. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 3-0. UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

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The Red Sox have apparently decided to lock up the human sound byte machine, signing Dustin Pedroia to a seven year deal worth roughly $100 million dollars, or $14 million per season. That’s a pretty sizable investment for a guy who turns 30 next month. And, as Chad Finn points out, it’s not without its risks. But unlike Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford and other folks we’ve laid down huge green for, The Elf is the devil we know–a guy who thrives in this market and plays his balls off. He also routinely ranks among the top 20 players in OBP, hits and runs. The real payoff, however, comes in the quotes the guy drops, like this one, which was featured over at Baseball Nation. Pedroia-quote of the day in response to Buster: "Schilling wants to know why you're not hitting more HRs?" DP: "Because I'm not facing him." — gabe kapler (@gabekapler) July 22, 2013 Seven more years of that magic? Why the hell not? You’d prefer a team of Mike Lansings? The only advice we can give Pedey: when carrying all that cash around. Use a money clip. And keep the big bills on the outside. The post It’s Official: Dustin Pedroia Can Afford the Large Fries. Forever. appeared first on Surviving Grady.
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