So why is this man smiling? It’s simple. He just signed a 7 year contract with the Boston Red Sox for $154 million. HFC!!!! (that’s Holy Friggin’ Cow). That’s $22 mill a year!!! How can ANY team justify that kind of coin for a career .284 hitter who’s averaged about 105 RBIs over ~6 seasons and plays first base???? SERIOUSLY???
Adrian Gonzalez is a good player … don’t get me wrong … but I just can’t see paying that kinda coin for a “good first baseman” who also happens to be just about 29 years old. Now if you can can get me a catcher, middle infielder, or 3rd baseman with that kind of production, I might consider $18 mill per year … tops! I just can’t understand having to pay this guy any more than $13-15M/yr. Okay … maybe $22 is what it takes to beat out the uber-rich Yankmees for his services … but can that really be where “the market” is at??? Can’t ya get even more production by spending 2/3 of that on three other players???
What am I missing, guys??? Doesn’t this signing seem crazy to you??? Meanwhile, the Red Saux are sitting in last place with a 2-9 record while AGonz has 18 total bases in 41 ABs. Wonder how the BoSox faithful feel about this news today?? I think I just heard Jimmy over at Beantown Pub say “It’s wicked stupid”.