11:13 AM EST, Sun December 08, 2013
The Republican 18 hours ago
Most analysts have assumed Drew would be gone, but he's not ... yet.
Lookout Landing 19 hours ago
Where do the Mariners look for right-handed hitters? Corey Hart? Matt Kemp? Jose Bautista? ....Mike Morse? When Robinson Cano's deal was announced, rumors started flying about all the pieces the Mariners could be in the market to sign. They still needed right-handed power, and they desperately need outfielders. Two of the names that Mariners were instantly connected to were Mike Napoli and Carlos Beltran, who promptly accepted less money to sign with the monsters of the AL East. So where do the Mariners go from here? The only major free agent outfielders remaining are Shin-Soo Choo and...
CSN Washington Dec 7, 2013
Mike Napoli, the free agent first baseman with the bushy beard reached agreement with the World Series champions Friday on a two-year contract for $32 million.
Peter Gammons | Gammons Daily Dec 7, 2013
John Tomase (@jtomase) of the Boston Herald talks about Mike Napoli returning to Boston on a 2-year, $32 million deal… Jacoby Ellsbury told us all year he loved Boston and wanted to stay, and no one believed him. But when Mike Napoli said the same thing, it contained the ring of truth. Now we know […]
Red Sox Blog | Providence Journal Dec 7, 2013
By Brian MacPhersonWith the signing of Mike Napoli to a two-year, $32 million contract on Friday night, barring a trade to free up payroll or a decision to go beyond the $189 million luxury-tax threshold, the Red Sox all but wrapped up their big-ticket free-agent shopping. There appears to be less than $10 million remaining between their payroll as it stands and the luxury-tax ceiling -- a number they've tried to avoid clearing in recent years. While Boston has lost Jacoby Ellsbury and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Ben Cherington has brought back Napoli while adding catcher A.J. Pierzynski and...
The Republican Dec 7, 2013
According to reports, Napoli will be back with the Red Sox for the next two seasons, and he might've taken less pay to make it happen.
Boston Globe Dec 7, 2013
First baseman Mike Napoli made it clear after the World Series that he wanted to stay with the Red Sox. He liked his first season in Boston so much that he stuck around for a few weeks after the World Series.
Boston Globe Dec 7, 2013
BOSTON (AP) — Mike Napoli is returning to the Boston Red Sox.
Over the Monster Dec 7, 2013
The Red Sox have re-signed Mike Napoli to a two-year deal worth $32 million. The Red Sox have re-signed first baseman Mike Napoli to a two-year, $32 million deal. At $32 million, Napoli is coming in at $3 million more per year than the original three-year, $39 million deal the Red Sox nearly signed him to last offseason. That's the price the team pays for one year of reassurance that Napoli can continue to play despite the avascular necrosis of the hip he's dealing with. That being said, it could have been more. Napoli is said to have turned down a bigger deal from the Texas Rangers in...
Boston Herald Dec 7, 2013
Jacoby Ellsbury told us all year he loved Boston and wanted to stay, and no one believed him. But when Mike Napoli said the same thing, it contained the ring of truth.Now we know why.The Red Sox made their first impact move of the offseason last night, agreeing to a two-year, $32 million deal that returns Napoli to the fold and keeps them from adding “slugging first baseman” to their winter wish list.“The beard is coming back to Boston!!!” Napoli tweeted with an accompanying photo. “Couldn’t be happier!!”
Full Count | WEEI Dec 6, 2013
With Mike Napoli back in the fold for the Red Sox on a two-year, $32 million deal — in a week where the Sox also added catcher A.J. Pierzynski on a one-year, $8.25 million contract and reliever Edward Mujica on a two-year, $9.5 million pact — the Red Sox are nearly maxed out in terms [...]
Full Count | WEEI Dec 6, 2013
According to multiple major league sources, the Red Sox players did their part in helping bring back Mike Napoli. As Friday unfolded, word trickled throughout numerous players on the Red Sox roster that Texas had made an offer that was going to be too good for Napoli to refuse. The Sox had been sticking at [...]
The Strike Zone | SI.com Dec 6, 2013
Mike Napoli had 23 home runs and 92 RBIs while helping the Red Sox win the World Series in 2013. (Jared Wickerham/) As confirmed by his own twitter account, Mike Napoli has come to terms on a new contract with the Boston Red Sox that, according to Comcast Sports Net’s Sean McAdam, will pay […]
SportsReel Boston Dec 6, 2013
The Red Sox have reached a 2 year $32 million deal with first baseman Mike Napoli. The deal was confirmed by Napoli, who sent out the tweet: The beard is coming back to Boston!!! Couldn’t be happier!! #Bstrong #beards #Ilovethiscity pic.twitter.com/mb2pDxq4tL — Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) December 7, 2013 This deal basically gives back the 2 more »
Clubhouse Insider | Boston Herald Dec 6, 2013
Jacoby Ellsbury told us all year he loved Boston and wanted to stay and no one believed him. But when Mike Napoli said the same thing, it contained the ring of truth.Now we know why.The Red Sox made their first impact move of the offseason tonight, agreeing to a two-year deal, $32 million deal that returns Napoli to the fold and keeps them from adding “slugging first baseman” to their winter wish list.“The beard is coming back to Boston!!!” Napoli tweeted with an accompanying photo. “Couldn't be happier!!”