Monday, December 17, 2012

Red Sox Looking To Re-Negotiate Napoli Deal

Hitting A Snag?
According to multiple sources, the Red Sox are in the process of re-negotiating the deal they had reached with Mike Napoli—due to health concerns that cropped up during his physical. Reportedly, Boston is seeking to reduce the number of years, but maintain the average annual value of the contract. According to these sources, Napoli would be allowed to pull out of the deal rather than re-negotiate. In this eventuality, the Red Sox would likely pivot to the still-available Adam LaRoche as a first-base option—or, heaven forbid, Nick Swisher. Stay tuned!