Friday, July 24, 2015

REPORT: Napoli Surge Could Enhance Value

According to's Sean McAdam, the recent offensive surge by Mike Napoli (.389 BA since the All-Star Break) could enhance his trade value at next Friday's trade deadline. However, it's unclear whether contending teams will view this as a mere "blip" or a sign that Napoli has finally figured things out. As a free agent at the end of the year, there is no chance Boston will re-sign the first-baseman—who will turn 34 in October. While he likely won't bring back a big haul of prospects, the quality of that return package has definitely been enhanced by his recent play. Stay tuned!