Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 12/3/12
ESPN-The Boston Red Sox on Monday agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with free-agent first baseman/catcher Mike Napoli, pending a physical, a baseball source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told ESPNDallas.com.I don't really know what to take of this signing. When looking at the stats, $13 million a year for a .270 hitter is a little bit too much, but then again he has batted .306 lifetime at Fenway, so we can add that to the mix. We needed a first baseman and Napoli fills that void. He had his best year in 2011 when he batted .320 with 30 homers and 75 RBIs so the guy has the capability to hit the ball well. The only thing that worries me is what Napoli will we get, the Sox are famous for their long, expensive contracts in which players dont live up to expectations, hopefully Napoli proves us wrong. Also, news this weekend was that newly free agent Brian Wilson, other wise known as the man with the beard and Massachusetts/ New Hampshire native, is interested in ...
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