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    Keeping Mike Lowell in Boston

    Baseball is a business, there's no room for emotional attachments. That is why Varitek, Nixon, Mueller, Schilling, Lowell, Pedro, and Damon won't retire in a boston uniform although if there's one guy that might it is Varitek if he's ok with a huge pay cut in the near future. There is no way we should resign Mike Lowell when there are better options like signing A-rod or a solid first baseman and putting youkilis at third. If we sign lowell to a 3 year deal he'll be leaving boston in a coffin. Bill Mueller was a year removed from the batting title, and we had to let him go, there is very little difference between the Lowell and Mueller situation in terms of the stages of their careers. This year was a career year for Lowell, and he won't be even close to those kind of numbers two years from now or even a year. The clear choice is to look elsewhere. We can't afford to thank him for a good two years with the club by paying him for 3 years and ending up eating another salary.

     
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    Keeping Mike Lowell in Boston

    If Theo can sling $14 & $9 million (for 5 and 4 years respectively) to Drew and Lugo, then he can surely cowboy up a handsome three-year deal to this year's team MVP, and a real ballplayer (in contrast to the aforementioned question-mark laden dud grenades).

    P.S. Concerning Drew and Lugo, somebody "pull the pin", throw 'em at the Rockies, and duck!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Keeping Mike Lowell in Boston

    I don't think you'd find one Sox fan of sound mind and body to not want Mikey here next year.

    He's one of those players you never want to see leave.

     
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    Keeping Mike Lowell in Boston

    If Mikey goes - the team loses not only the tangibles like offense and defense but the intangibles like locker room spirit and leadership. He takes the young ones under his wing. This man had proven to be the biggest bonus ever with the Beckett trade and has earned every cent of his contract.

    With all the players we've lost over the years, this, IMHO, will be the biggest of losses. Why not just pay him - you know him and he's proved himself. Would Theo rather spend his money on guys like Lugo and Drew who've contributed nothing on the large scale. As a matter a fact, Lowell saved Drew's a$$ this year.

    KEEP LOWELL IN BOSTON!

     
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    Keeping Mike Lowell in Boston

    ARod is objectively a huge talent. However, signing him for $300 million over 10 years will distort the whole team picture. Think about Ortiz's salary compared to that monstrous situation. The Sox are approaching the dreaded Yankees in budget and ARod would put them over the top. Being a fan of a team with the highest payroll is a depressing prospect. As a Connecticut resident I might switch to the Mets. That being said - it makes no sense to drop Lowell for ARod. As a purely winning prop. ARod could be the shortstop for 3-4 years, then switch to first base. Lugo could be a salary dump deal together with Coco. And you could keep Lowell for 3 years - or 2 well-paid years with a team option for a third. A much more appetizing scenario involves keeping Lowell under those conditions, and trading Lugo, Crisp and a Bowden/Hansen type plus 10 million (Lugo salary subsidy) for a new youngish shortstop. Forget about ARod, esp. as a sub for Lowell.
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from skankees929. Show skankees929's posts

    Keeping Mike Lowell in Boston

    First of all, there's nothing to like about Lugo in your line-up. LOL

    I'm praying Theo's learned his lesson with Renteria, Clement, Drew, and Lugo.. Even Coco is making more than he's worth. They won't pay him $30+M, unless of course, he thinks Drew's grand slam was worth $14M. I did at that very moment, but in retrospect, it really isn't.

     
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    Keeping Mike Lowell in Boston

    If the RS Nation President has any obligation to the fans whatsoever, he should indeed be voicing the overwhelming noise that we have made all season-long about re-signing Mike Lowell. During the Presidential debate they asked him if we should sign A-Rod. He said "No way," but did not mention re-signing Lowell. He simply did not comment. Regardless if Remy (personally) wants the Sox to sign Lowell, he should at least stand up for the Nation's wish.

    C'mon RemDawg, show us that your job is really is about representing the fans.

     
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    Keeping Mike Lowell in Boston

    by all means, sign mike for 3 years....(with an option for a 4th if needed) He produced all season, better than drew and lugo combined, for a lot less money. Theo broke up the 2004 team, and you saw what happened in 2005 and 2006. Don't let history repeat itself . Sign him ASAP.
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from thetrinity12. Show thetrinity12's posts

    Keeping Mike Lowell in Boston

    The Red sox would not lose any fans if Mike Lowell left because the replacement will be just as good if not better. If Lowell leaves it will be because A-Rod, Morneau, or some other good younger corner outfielder is an option (excluding Arod because he isn't young), so it's not like we'd be losing anything. Lowell seems to be too dependent on the green monster and while Arod has been bad in the playoffs, Lowell hasn't exactly been a cornerstone in October. We don't want to get caught eating another contract especially because of the Lugo and Drew signings. People arguing that Theo messing up on those signings would justify signing Lowell don't make much in the way of sense. We don't want to mess up again. There is very little difference between the Damon situation and Lowell situation. Lowell hasn't shown any bang ups like Damon did, but both careers will plummet the year they sign/ed a new deal.

    If ARod is an option Lowell isn't even on the map. Don't kid yourself saying we'd rather have Lowell than a guy who will hit with Lowell's numbers this year when he's 39. I'm not saying Lowell is bad, but if he gets one knock he's a liability and we can't have any more liabilities in our lineup.
     
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