Posted July 19, 2013

Report: Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia discussing $100 million extension

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Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox are talking about a contract extension. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox are talking about a contract extension. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox and second baseman Dustin Pedroia are in discussions about a contract extension that could be worth upwards of $100 million, according to Yahoo! reporter Jeff Passan.

The proposed deal would make Pedroia the highest-paid second baseman in all of baseball. According to the report, both sides still have a “bridge” to close in terms of years and dollars but both parties are “motivated” to get a deal completed. Talks between Pedroia and the Red Sox reportedly picked up over the All-Star break.

The framework of the deal would reportedly earn Pedroia $20 million annually over five or six years. Pedroia, 29, has one year remaining at $10 million on his current contract with the Red Sox holding an $11 million option for the 2014-15 season.

Pedroia is batting .316 with six home runs, 57 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 96 games for the Red Sox this season.


66 comments
mahi2mahi
mahi2mahi

Why not make it 200 million. Boston fans will just pay whatever it takes for a seat at Fenway. 

TheBigStroonzo
TheBigStroonzo

This is what sports has evolved into?

Prissy athletes who were considered above average players a few decades ago, now signing $100 MILLION contracts??

These owners need to have their heads examined.

cry1baby2usa
cry1baby2usa

Good for him. If Boston wants to pay him 100 Million why not take it. Is he worth that much, to Boston I guess the answer is yes. 

Now before everyone starts complaining about players making this kinds of money. They make this kind of money because of supply and demand. A teacher makes 40K because they have an abundance of people who can teach. A doctor makes much more because you have fewer people who are doctors. A baseball player makes more because you have a very small pool of people who can perform at the MLB level.

EddieRodriguez
EddieRodriguez

players should just get 1 year contracts so they can perform at their best every year.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Why is baseball management so stupid,  This is the only sport that regularly does this, pay players for what they did, not for what they can do for your team going forward. Why should i be surprise, everything about MLB is a giant  ***ASTERISK***

joe6647
joe6647

one of the grittiest players in baseball will get the money he deserves...glad for Pedroia

dt
dt

This man deserves the money.  He performs day in, day out.  Great D, great contact hitter.  Plays his balls off.  You idiots who think you should pay $100 million + for power hitters, you're all morons.  You judge the guy on total production not just power.

Mike26
Mike26

Pedroia is a whiny weasel; for a team that's recent history with big contracts is poor, this would send them tumbling right down the hill again.

That said, I really hope they do it!

salvaje50
salvaje50

Red Sox would be clearly overpaying for his leadership and his status as a "true Red Sox".  Pedroia is solid but doesn't offer the king of power numbers, IMO to make this kind of money.  Cano does.

Theo
Theo

Sad day for the pink hats huh? Just kidding girls. 5 HR huh? What a joke. This city is such a nightmare. I hate everybody but the B's and they caved too. Oh well, I'm here for a few more years anyway. I hate this little man syndrome MF though. And I went to ASU. He's just such a tool with that attitude and this city knobs him like they haven't missed the playoffs the last three seasons. That's over but they can still choke . . . oh yes they can

onemanonthechessboard
onemanonthechessboard

Can anyone name even one good $100M contract or extension? Just name me one time this has worked out an I'll be satisfied.

footballjustice
footballjustice

He deserves it, it's hard to judge a player by their home runs (SuoerGenius tried and came out looking ignorant) 2nd base isn't exactly premium defensive location, meaning not a lot of guys hit it up the middle grounders but Pedroia doesn't take that as a means to slack off, I credit this guy with getting Ortiz back on track after Manny left. Too have a consistent hitter like DP (just noticed, nice one Mr and Mrs. P, you must be proud of that little nugget) in the lineup who also works hard at his hitting game is pivotal. He sets up the home run heavy sox for multiple run home runs, his strength and speed let him able to score players on base. If this guy was on the angels they'd have the same record as the sox (yeah, going there) the capability of hitting a double anytime you want practically is something no other hitter in baseball can do. Cano is juicing, I am not a sox fan. Angels, meaning I know the value of a good hitter and a dumb contract.

TimFitzgerald
TimFitzgerald

NOBODY deserves that much money.  What a sad society we live in

kyyled5
kyyled5

@mahi2mahi The problem is he's getting 5 or 6 years when he's 29.

So you're going to have a 34- and 35- year old second baseman whose defense, speed, and power will regress from their current above-average totals to average or below average. And you'll be paying 20 million per year for a .270-.335-.425 guy who hits 10 home runs.

It's not A-Rod for $25M with zero production or Barry Zito being the Giants 5th starter and making $18M, but it's still a bad contract for the team.


doghockey
doghockey

@mahi2mahi You seem a bit envious.  Keep working hard and you might make some money one day.

mahi2mahi
mahi2mahi

@cry1baby2usa Perform at the MLB level,what is wrong with guys like you. They pay these type of contracts because big corporations and firms spend big bucks for all the tickets. Then they turn around and use them as tax write offs . So people like you end up paying for Dustins house. Now, if everybody were to boycott, prices and salaries would have to come down. But there are to many fools who have to go to a stupid baseball game.

oasis1994
oasis1994

@EddieRodriguez 


I agree with you, but I think a max contract should be 3 years.

I also think all contracts should be incentive based. They should get a base salary and then make money from there based on stats. This way if a player is hurt you don't have to pay them $20 million for doing nothing. 

doghockey
doghockey

@EddieRodriguez Once you buy a team you can put every one of your players on one year contracts.  Let us know how that goes for you.

cry1baby2usa
cry1baby2usa

@EddieRodriguez I agree with you if after each year the player is a free agent. If they are not than why should the club have all the power? 

cry1baby2usa
cry1baby2usa

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler Every sport that gives a contract is paying for what they hope the player will be in the future. They are using the past as a measure of the player. Do you think Pujols could get the same contract again?

joe6647
joe6647

@Mike26 he was a key part of the 2007 championship team and he won the 2008 AL MVP award


He plays 162 games a year and plays like hes on a day-to-day contract.  The Boston media which eats everyone up never says anything bad about him (which says alot)

doghockey
doghockey

@Theo You are one bitter dude.  Let go of the envy and lighten up a bit.

redsox_celtics
redsox_celtics

@Theo 

Sorry to see that your Yankees lost to the Red Sox. What are they now...6 back? 7 back? 

jdane
jdane

@TimFitzgerald Very few people in America earn what they deserve, or deserve what they earn.

kyyled5
kyyled5

@comeflywithme23 Someone is going to give Cano $25M per. It should be the Yankees, as he's far and away their best player. They'll have to overpay and add too many years, but imagine that team without him. It's already a who's who of MLB circa 2005.

joe6647
joe6647

@Mike26 hes Boston's version of Derek Jeter to make the anaogy

Theo
Theo

@BlackSession1 @Theo That's fine but why bother? You are the person in this tiny lame city that I hate. Go cross 128...

Theo
Theo

@redsox_celtics @Theo I was a Sox fan until the last 5 years of joke teams and management. The Yankees own your life kid so go drool somewhere else.

kyyled5
kyyled5

@BlackSession1 @onemanonthechessboard All they did was win 2 world series and win 3 NL pennants, while getting the best right-handed hitter since Joe DiMaggio at below-market value for the prime years of his career and then let him go at the exact right time and still remain a juggernaut.

If that's what you mean by "worked out".

Mike26
Mike26

You have no argument when you start calling people names. LossK joe.