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The Red Sox may soon have to decide just how much they covet Mike Napoli.
The Sox have reportedly expressed interest in Napoli this offseason, but according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the veteran slugger is seeking a four-year deal. That could toss a wrench into Boston’s plans, as Napoli is reportedly meeting with the Mariners, who could be willing to give him the fourth year he’s looking for.
Napoli would likely serve primarily as a first baseman if signed by the Red Sox, while he may have an opportunity to remain behind the plate if he signs with the Mariners. That could potentially play a factor in the 31-year-old’s decision, although he has expressed a willingness to play first if the right opportunity presents itself.
Napoli is coming off a down year in which he hit .227 with 24 home runs and 56 RBIs in 108 games. He put together an impressive season in 2011, though, hitting .320 with 30 home runs and 75 RBIs while helping to guide the Rangers to a World Series appearance.
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According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and the MLB Radio Network,
free agent Mike Napoli is holding out for a fourth guaranteed year from
the Red Sox, and has also drawn interest from the Mariners. There have...
Free-agent catcher Mike Napoli is scheduled to meet with the Red Sox in Boston this weekend, CBSSports.com reported. The Mariners and his 2012 team, the Texas Rangers, are the other teams believed to be interested in signing Napoli. Napoli has already met with the Mariners, according to Sirius/XM, and has a meeting scheduled with the Rangers next week. Napoli hit .227 with 24 homers in 2012.
Have you ever saved up for something for a really long time, only to smash open the piggy bank, run out the door and find out that what you wanted isn’t there anymore?
That’s sort of where the Red Sox are this free agent season, where they’ve cleared a ton of cap space but don’t have much of a market to go spending in. They want to make wise choices, and they want to contend...
Both the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners are serious about landing free agent Mike Napoli. Napoli became a free agent when the Texas Rangers decided against even giving him a qualifying offer. Now the All-Star catcher is seeking a four-year deal, and it seems the Mariners may be more interested in giving that many years than the Red Sox.
According to ESPN's Jim...
When the Oakland A’s came to visit the Red Sox this past season, most eyes were on Josh Reddick, who had exploded for the A’s since his trade from Boston. But outfielder Jonny Gomes, who was reportedly signed by the Red Sox this week, was also getting a preview of his next baseball home — whether he knew it or not. Gomes and Reddick put on the headsets at Fenway Park for a...
I don't own many James Loney cards, but when I do, they're not cards I seek out. My first ever trade netted me a surprise Loney auto - my only signature of his - and I have a few base cards and the like lying around. However, today's card is one I'm more than happy to own, and it prominently features the former Dodger bust.Of course, as you've probably already...
The Boston Red Sox have free agent outfielder Nick Swisher “on
their radar,” reports George A. King III of The New York Post.
According to a person with
knowledge of the situation the Red Sox have an interest in the switch-hitting
right fielder who can also handle first base.
Even after signing veteran Jonny Gomes to a two-year
contract, the Red Sox...
Yesterday, the Boston Red Sox reportedly added another player in their rebuilding effort. Susan Sussler of the San Francisco Chronicle first reported the details of the contract, and Gomes is expected to receive a two-year, $10 million deal. The signing is just another move to realign the clubhouse's passion and desire to win with the front office's goals. Things went...
Now and then, despite all the pain and suffering in the world, the political polarity that threatens our nation, the rising sea levels and catastrophic storms, you get a good feeling about the future.That's how I felt yesterday, as I gave thanks for Boston. Somehow, when Team John Henry last summer sent the Billion Dollar Odd Lots & Overruns Outlet to LA, I didn't see...
Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has passed and the winter meetings are less than two weeks away, the Red Sox’ offseason should heat up soon. After signing outfielder Jonny Gomes to a 2-year, $10 million deal on Wednesday, the team is ready to move on to filling the major holes on the roster, including shortstop, [...]
The Rangers prospects currently playing with Licey in the Dominican Republic – Jurickson Profar, Leonys Martin, and Engel Beltre – all had at least one hit on Thursday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
It’s that time of year again — a time for families and friends to come together and think about what they are thankful for.
For fans in Boston, look no further than the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics when taking stock of such wonderful things. Each team has given something to be grateful for this year, including timely trades, new contracts and even a few departures that...
Details are starting to surface about the reported latest Red Sox free-agent signing.
Boston signed Jonny Gomes to a two-year, $10 million contract, as first reported by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Gomes fills a need for the Red Sox in the outfield, and he is especially strong against left-handed pitchers. Slusser reported it was double what the A’s offered Gomes...
So it ain’t quite like that Thanksgiving past, when Theo and crew broke biscuits with the Schilling family. But the signing of Jonny Gomes reminds us that baseball is moving ever-closer, and we just gotta trust that Ben, like Galactus, has some sort of master plan that hopefully doesn’t include the Earth being torn part [...]
-Buck Showalter has been voted Manager of the Year by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Good for Buck, he deserves the love and the hardware. It is unfortunate that he came up short in the nationwide vote but Bob Melvin’s team did end up winning the AL West, even if they did get a ton of help from a Rangers team that folded in the last month.