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07:17 AM ET 11.11 | In the end, Mike Napoli may wind up making more than was in the $39 million contract the Red Sox pulled from him. After weeks of negotiations with Napoli and agent Brian Grieper, the Sox agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal, with $8 million in incentives based on playing time. ... Napoli, a free agent again, should be able to recoup the $26 million he lost and perhaps more. As the Red Sox look toward 2014, bringing Napoli back is a priority. "I'd like to be back. This was a great situation for me. It's a great bunch of guys and I loved the city and the atmosphere," said Napoli. ... As the general manager meetings get started in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, Ben Cherington is working on retaining Napoli. The Sox, industry sources said, have made him a multiyear offer.

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November 11, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Excelent! Hope to keep as many as they can for next year.
Not expecting Ellsurby and Drew tho, too much money. IMHO

November 11, 2013  09:28 AM ET

I hope they bring the big Neapolitan back, but also fervently hope that his legs don't suddenly separate from his body at the hip moments after he signs a huge guaranteed deal.

November 11, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I hope they bring the big Neapolitan back, but also fervently hope that his legs don't suddenly separate from his body at the hip moments after he signs a huge guaranteed deal.

You're right, it is a calculated risk. Wonder if they can take out disability insurance on him?

November 11, 2013  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

You're right, it is a calculated risk. Wonder if they can take out disability insurance on him?

Or add a proviso in his contract that would void the deal if his hip condition deteriorates to the point where he can no longer play a position.

November 11, 2013  01:21 PM ET
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Or add a proviso in his contract that would void the deal if his hip condition deteriorates to the point where he can no longer play a position.

Good idea, but will the MLBPA contract allow such injury clauses?

November 11, 2013  03:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

You're right, it is a calculated risk. Wonder if they can take out disability insurance on him?

this disability insurance will help the red Sox w/Napoli's trouble legs,,,

 
November 12, 2013  02:38 AM ET

Don't do it, Boston. Texas thought they were getting a good deal and as soon as he had money in the bank he decided to tank. Give him the $26 mil but make it incentive-heavy.

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