Re: Mike Napoli and FOUR Years?
posted at 11/23/2012 4:44 PM EST
In response to BMav's comment:
Its crazy isn't it? Napoli's career is basically over. He hasn't played great since 2011. If we are going to sign him, sign him to a HALF year contract. If he is still alive by the end of June, pay him on a monthly basis the rest of the season. Then at the end of the year put him down mercifully and end the misery.
Now that we have signed Papi to a 2 year deal, we need to add Cody Ross and Laroche to 3 year deals. Get it done Cherry.
Wow. All the way back to 2011? Was there really baseball waaaaaay back then?
Cody Ross, who is older than Napoli, has had a reasonable career as a borderline bench player / starter whose best skill is crushing LHP.
LaRoche, also older than Napoli, has also had a mediocre career, is coming off a career-best season, and is unlikely to settle for 3 years.
If LaRoche does not settle for 3 years, which he won't, how many should the Sox go? Or, better yet, what direction do they turn next?
I am not a huge Napoli supporter, but I take him for 4 years over either of these guys for three.