Re: Unresolved roster issues
posted at 12/16/2012 4:03 AM EST
In response to Drewski5's comment:
The Napoli thing will get resolved. Due to the fact that the RS deemed Naps their #1 target and how aggressively they pursued him, I think its clear that they really want him.
Therefore, they must have saw something real to cause for this. Well now, the cat is out of the bag, and Naps value/leverage has plummeted. That being the case, Naps would be wise to agree to whatever kind of injury protection the sox are trying to squeeze in.
Probably something that either mirrors the JD Drew clause (if Naps has a hip flexor injury that causes him to miss most of either of the first two years, the sox can opt out after year 2) or something like the lackey clause (if Naps has a hip flexor injury that causes him to miss most of the first two years, a fourth year is added at the vet min).
Im not overly alarmed. They thought Bay's knees were toast, and Bay's injury/decline had nothing to do with his knees. They thought JD's shoulder was toast, but he never missed time due to the shoulder.
I think the most likely scenario is that the deal gets finalized (it may take a while, it took 2 mnts w jd drew) w/ injury protection built in.
Mike Napoli's status
McDonald: "Mike Napoli was supposed to have his introductory press conference with the Red Sox late last week, but when he did have his physical, there were some issues that the Red Sox found. Both sides are trying to work on that, to get that straightened out ... but GM Ben Cherington's confident that that will get done, and he will be in a Red Sox uniform very soon."
looks like they will get it done...i want napoli on this team.