In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to parhunter55's comment:
Actually, a qualifying offer might not have been a horrible idea. Ross might have taken it. Yes, it is more than he is worth, but it buys the Sox another year to let Brentz, Bradley and Kalish to develop and earn their way in or out of the OF picture for 2014.
Ike's point, as I take it, is that the Sox have had a recent run of bringing players in on one year deals that do quite well in Boston and then letting them go, while bringing in long-term commitments who have done poorly or just never seemed to fit. V-Mart, Beltre, Ross were all good fits while here, and excelled in the Boston market. Why not start keeping players who have proven they can excel in Boston?
I figured the same thing because I think he wouldnt have accepted it and tested FA. And if he did, no big deal. Its a lot more than what hes worth, but like you said, it buys them another year with good production from a corner OF spot.
You would've offered him 13.3 million after paying him 3 million this year?
I want to work for you!!
If he's looking for 3/25 mil, I think he would've jumped at a 13.3 mil one year deal.