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Red Sox to begin extension talks with Dustin Pedroia

Nov 15, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

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The Red Sox have plenty of holes to fill on their roster this winter, but they hope to make some time to keep one of their cornerstone players in the fold for the long haul.

Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston was told by several league sources that the Red Sox plan to discuss a possible contract extension with Dustin Pedroia this offseason. Pedroia’s current deal runs through 2014 and includes a club option for 2015, so there are more pressing matters on Ben Cherington’s plate at the moment, but McDonald writes that the Red Sox “have already decided it would be in their best interest” to talk to Pedroia this winter.

One possible motivation here is that Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano will be a free agent next offseason and is expected to command north of $200 million. If the Red Sox wait, Cano’s contract will almost certainly have a direct impact on Pedroia’s asking price.

Pedroia batted .290/.347/.449 with 15 home runs, 65 RBI and a .797 OPS in 141 games this season. The 29-year-old had surgery in October to repair a torn ligament in his right pinkie finger, but he’s expected to be ready for spring training.

  1. lazlosother - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    All garbage printed about Pedroia this past season aside, if I were in the Sox’s front office locking him up would be a priority. Dude is a player that you want.

  2. bozosforall - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Yeah, Boaton, give him that big fat contract, so that we can watch him draw big bucks as he declines over the next several years. Lmao

    • drewzducks - Nov 15, 2012 at 11:11 PM

      Let’s hope they don’t follow the A-Roid contract model or that of your snap crackle pop shortstop. Brain dead moron as always.

      • uyf1950 - Nov 15, 2012 at 11:22 PM

        That’s funny about the take on A-Rod’s name. Almost as funny as the gullible fans waiting for Ortiz to explain how the “illegal supplements” got into his system a few years ago. You remember when he held that press conference a few years back and promised to explain to everyone what happened. Somehow that explanation never surfaced, I wonder why? Fans who live in glass house should be very careful about what stones they throw.

      • drewzducks - Nov 15, 2012 at 11:50 PM

        I’m sure I’m as concerned about Nomar, Manny, Ortiz, manny Alexander and company as you are about Rog, Andy, Sheffield, Grimsley etc… The point is the hypocrisy of the criticism of the Sox potentially overpaying for a declining Pedroia when your beloved Yankees have retired the award for overpaying for past performance with the Rodriguez albatross of a contract. Fans who read other people’s posts should be very careful to understand the point of the post.

      • bozosforall - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:44 AM

        Way to take the bait, crybaby Boston loser.

      • drewzducks - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:52 AM

        Way to thumbs up yourself loser. Your mother must be proud.

      • bozosforall - Nov 16, 2012 at 1:06 AM

        Unlike your mother, who is eternally embarrassed that you still haven’t moved out of her house despite the fact that you are in your forties.

      • uyf1950 - Nov 16, 2012 at 7:18 AM

        Drewzducks, this is a response to your latest reply. You could have made what ever point you wanted or were trying to make about players salaries or contracts without the the lame take on a player(s) name. You can come up with whatever excuse after the fact as an explanation you choose but the intent of your original comment is clear “A-Roid” and also “your snap crackle pop shortstop” reference speak volumes about the real message you want fans to take from your comment.

        Just so you understand where I’m coming from comments like the ones you made are more befitting of the blogs on the Yahoo sports sites then here.

      • drewzducks - Nov 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

        Agree with your point about my stooping to the low of other posters but if your point about Yahoo was true how could a forever 4-tool tool like Blowzo ever graduate to PFT from the minor leagues that is Yahoo sports ?

      • uyf1950 - Nov 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM

        drewzducks, see there you go again with the take on another posters moniker. You obviously have an issue with calling some posters by their given “moniker” name. I may or may not agree with bozosforall comments. But as best I can tell at least as it pertains to this topic you were first to take the low road in your reply to his comment.

        This is just my opinion, but it seems unfortunate that you appear to get your jollies by referring to players by the names of : A-Roid and “snap crackle pop” and other posters by not very complimentary variations of their monikers. With that I will pass on replying to and further comments of yours here today.

  3. uyf1950 - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Rome is burning or shall I say 4 Yawkey Way is burning and the Red Sox Management is worried about extending a guy they already have under contract through the 2015 season. Way to establish your priorities.

  4. tocabi - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    It’s time to appoint a new captain while we are at it. Pedroia has earned this “C” and the Sox need this role bad.

    • bozosforall - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:43 AM

      More like a Puh C.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:48 AM

        Hilarious…not your comment, but the fact that I’m sure you thought it was oh so clever. Grow up and get lost (not in that order).

      • bozosforall - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:59 AM

        GFY, mrsoldhosince1941. The only hilarious thing here is the continual whine from the Boston area as your teams begin that inevitable decline into oblivion.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 16, 2012 at 1:01 AM

        Classy as always. I’m not sure what you twisted my name into but I hope the laugh it gave you brightened up your miserable life for a second or two.

      • bozosforall - Nov 16, 2012 at 1:03 AM

        More class than you and the rest of the Boston dongslurpers will ever have.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 16, 2012 at 1:17 AM

        To quote the great James Cameron, “I’m Canadian, motherfucker.”

      • bozosforall - Nov 16, 2012 at 1:26 AM

        Obviously it doesn’t stop you from slurping Boston dong. Typical limp wristed Canuck.

  5. jaybird22seven - Nov 15, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Dustin might end up in Toronto !!!!

    • pisano - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:09 AM

      If their smart they’ll trade the little suck ass if they get the chance. He acts like a spoiled little bitch, let the thumbs down begin.

      • bozosforall - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:46 AM

        Spoiled little bitch describes the Boaton fan base as well. Back to the crying losing ways for you little Puh C’s.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:47 AM

        He acts like a competitor. Runs out every grounder, goes after any ball hit to the right side of the infield, plays the same way whether his team’s up by a run or down by five.

      • bozosforall - Nov 16, 2012 at 1:07 AM

        He is a whiny little leprechaun who is vastly overrated and who will never measure up to greats like Derek Jeter.

  6. theskinsman - Nov 16, 2012 at 4:59 AM

    As usual, the classy yanks fans show the depth of their baseball knowledge by posting what they know best-hatred of the team that shattered the myth of yankee invincibility. Newsfalsh,idiots; it is not 2004…it’s 2012, and you should be having a tantrum at the Detroit Tigers,who swept the overrated yankoffs this time.
    P.S. If Pedroia goes on steroids long enough to cause bone density loss and get a very questionable fracture, would you all pretend it wasn’t the roids?
    That’s what happens when statues try to move,they break.

    Just makes sense to extend Pedroia now,before triple chins Hanky overpays for Cano.

  7. skeleteeth - Nov 16, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    I had hoped this was about adding 2 to 3 inches, not years…

    • pisano - Nov 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      I’m sure his wife would settle for a half inch to an inch.

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