Wednesday, September 1, 2010

To Victor The Spoils?

According to the Globe's Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox have at least spoken to Victor Martinez about a 2-year contract to keep him in Boston. This is good news for Sox fans, since it seems clear that the Red Sox will follow their pattern and not re-sign team MVP Adrian Beltre.

To lose two of the most productive and gritty players on the 2010 squad would be deflating at best. Cafardo's article also suggests that Kevin Youkilis has given a not-so-subtle thumbs-up to playing third base next year if Scott Boras follows his pattern and Beltre signs a rich, long-term deal somewhere beyond Route 495.