Re: M.O.P. Dustin Pedroia
posted at 10/16/2012 10:19 AM EDT
In response to traven's comment:
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
Pedroia is overrated in the sense that he is very popular , has gotten a very good press and is perceived as a gritty little overachiever. An objective look would show that he is a very good , all around ball player, who always gives his best. Overall , he is not as good as some think he is , but a valuable player who should not be traded unless we get a really good offer.
Pedey was fighting injuries all season and still hit a solid 290. Healthy all year he could top 300 and hit 20 or more homers. He is the heart and soul of the team and never quit during the season's miserable finish, unlike some of his lodge brothers. In my opinion Pedroia must remain a Red Sox player for life.
I agree with you Fred that Pedroia should be a Sox player for life but given the FO track record with stars like him...I doubt that he will remain a Sox player his entire career.
You have to admit, they've been right about cutting ties with players before they become a liability, more often than not.
They did the right thing with Pedro, Damon and Manny. The next couple of years will tell us of they did the right thing with Beckett and Gonzalez.
If Pedey insists that his next conrtract be for 10 years, I expect the Sox FO to tell him it's been fun, but no.
That said, everything Pedrioa said after he signed his last contract tells me he's one of the few players that isn't intent on wringing every last dime out of a contract negotiation.
Time will tell...