Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 1/12/13
Remember December 3rd ?, that was the day the Red Sox and Mike Napoli agreed to a 3 year deal for 39 million for him to come in and assume the void at first base. If my math is right that's 40 days and counting and no one has seen neither hide nor hair of him. He's been harder to spot around the baseball world than Waldo is in the classic "Where's Waldo ?" books. All along it has been assumed that he has a hip issue (the body part not whether he's cool or not) that was the question mark of his physical exam and that the two sides have been renegotiating the deal. The talk was the Sox wanted some out clauses in the contract to protect themselves like they worked out with J. D. Drew, but MLB Network's Jim Bowden reported yesterday that the organization wants to restructure it to a one year guaranteed deal. Obviously it's raised a red flag to the rest of the league since it doesn't look like anyone else is pursuing him during this time where he truly remains a free agent. The team pass...
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