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The Flyin’ Hawaiian. Photo courtesy of flickr.
A day after landing Mike Napoli, the Red Sox are at it again. Today, Boston signed Shane Victorino to a three-year deal.
Let’s take a look at what kind of talent the Flyin’ Hawaiian will have around him. If the season started today, this is what the team’s website says their depth chart would look like. (Note – Neither Napoli or Victorino are officially on the team so not listed on the team, but the finalization of their deals is imminent, so I’ll plug them in.)
Catcher - Mike Napoli
First Base - Mauro Gomez
Second Base - Dustin Pedroia
Third Base - Will Middlebrooks
Shortstop - Jose Iglesias
Left Field - Jonny Gomes
Center Field - Jacoby Ellsbury
Right Field - Shane Victorino
Designated Hitter - David Ortiz
I’d be lying if I said that was the deepest looking lineup in the world, but it’s pretty dang imposing at the top. You’re probably looking at Ellsbury leading off, Victorino hitting second, Pedroia third, Ortiz clean up, Nap
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We have already run two pieces on Shane Victorino since he signed his new contract with Boston by Eno here and by Michael Barr at RotoGraphs. They are both fine pieces in their own right, but one issue that needs more discussion is Victorino’s platoon split.
As people noted elsewhere in the signing’s aftermath (and analyzed in some detail earlier this season by Jack Moore),...
NESNShane Victorino has agreed to a three-year contract with Boston, according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Victorino is expected to take over right field for the Red Sox, though he’s played the majority of his career in center.Last season, split between the Dodgers and Phillies, he had 11 home runs and 55 RBIs with 39 stolen bases while batting .255 with a .704 OPS. Victorino has known...
Another outfield bat is off the market, as Shane Victorino has signed a three-year, $39 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. Victorino will apparently serve as the team's every day right fielder with newly signed Jonny Gomes taking a lion's share of the plate appearances in left.
The 32-year old was primed for a big payday this offseason, but offensive struggles took...
Boston’s offseason overhaul is underway. The Red Sox have agreed to terms with Mike Napoli on a three-year contract worth $39MM. At first glance it would appear that Napoli was made for Fenway. The right-handed, power-first pull hitter will enjoy bobbing balls off and over the Green Monster just over 300 feet away, and one would expect his power numbers and batting average to rise...
Shane Victorino is the latest free agent to sign with the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox ranked at the bottom of the AL East last season and are out to make sure that does not happen again in 2013.
Victorino will join Mike Napoli who also signed a three year deal worth $39 million days ago.
The Red Sox will use Victorino in right field next season. He hit .255/.321/.383 with 11 home...
Mike Napoli is receiving a lot of praise for his decision to come to Boston for the next three years.
The catcher/first baseman signed a three-year contract with the Sox on Monday, and early reports have him slated to primarily play first base.
The Boston Globe‘s Peter Abraham applauded the signing, and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian believes that with a couple more solid signings, the...
The Boston Red Sox agreed on a three-year, $39 million contract with free-agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli, ESPN Dallas reported Monday. Napoli played with the Texas Rangers this year. The Red Sox expect to play Napoli at first base. He could also fill in at catcher if the team decides to trade Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The 31-year-old recently told ESPN Dallas that he just...
Can Napoli get a leg up in Boston? Photo courtesy of Aggie.
You never know just what to expect from Mike Napoli now that he’s signed with Boston.
If the Angels and Blue Jays knew he would have a .320 batting average with 30 homers and 75 RBI in 2011, they would not have traded him during the previous offseason within one week of each other.
If fantasy baseball players saw him hitting...
The Red Sox’ offseason is steaming ahead full bore.
On Monday, the first day of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Boston reportedly inked catcher and first baseman Mike Napoli to a three-year deal, not only plugging the team’s hole at first base, but also acquiring a player long desired by the franchise. Napoli immediately fills the first base and right-handed power void facing...
According to ESPN, Mike Napoli has agreed to a 3 year deal worth $39 million with the Red Sox, pending a physical. Napoli turned 31 in October and will be and he will be 33 in his last year of the contract, so the Red Sox won’t have to deal with a large drop off in production with him.
He is expected to primarily play 1st base for the Red Sox, though he will catch part-time...
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The Mariners (who wanted to sign Napoli as a catcher), Mets, Yankees, White Sox and Dodgers, according to major league sources, are expected to be in the market for catchers. With Napoli and Ross now added to...
Ben Cherington figures to be a busy man this week and over the duration of the MLB offseason, as he seeks to reload a 93-loss team from a year ago.
One such way to do that is sign key free agents who not only add pop to the lineup, but also add a solid mix to the clubhouse. It’s hoped that the newest member of the Red Sox will do just that.
Mike Napoli reportedly agreed to a three...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox began to play catch-up by getting All-Star catcher Mike Napoli, Tampa Bay took a chance on James Loney and the New York Yankees prepared for more time minus Alex Rodriguez during a brisk Monday at baseball’s winter meetings. Soon after the Hall of Fame welcomed three new [...]
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The Red Sox had been relatively quiet this offseason until Monday, the first day of the winter meetings, when the team made their first real splash by signing free agent 1B/C Mike Napoli. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford was the one to break the story. The deal is for three-years and $39 million, with $13 million being split evenly between the three years.
With the signing the Red Sox now...
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Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, Joel Sherman and Jon Paul Morosi have all been giving updates as a reporters on MLB Network which is live at the Winter Meetings. Here is his most recent rumor mill report.
The Boston Red Sox made the first splash of the Winter Meetings agreeing to a three-year deal worth $39 million with Mike Napoli. The deal which was...