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.
The deal would commence with the 2015 season. Pedroia is signed for $10 million next season and the Red Sox hold an $11 million club option on him for '15.
Yahoo! first reported that the two sides were discussing an extension, and it's easy to understand why the team would want to lock up Pedroia as quickly as possible.
Because Pedroia, who turns 30 next month, could have waited a few months for Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano to sign his new deal, maybe even wait to become a free agent himself after the 2015 season.
Pedroia's price would have risen the minute Cano signed his deal, whether it's with the Yankees before he becomes a free agent or on the open market. If Cano gets $180 million to $200 million, then Pedroia could safely have argued that he should be close to that, at the very least.
Since 2007, Pedroia ha...