On this date two years ago, the Red Sox signed then-reigning AL MVP Dustin Pedroia to a six-year contract worth $40.5MM. The deal bought out all of his arbitration eligible years plus two free agent years with a club option for a third. Given the contract just signed by another middle infielder at a similar age (Troy Tulowitzki), it sure looks like Boston saved themselves a boatload of money with Pedroia's deal.
Here are this week's links, which aren't looking for a long-term contract…
- Speaking of Tulo's deal, Red Reporter wants to know if you'd give Joey Votto a ten-year contract.
- The Captain's Blog, meanwhile, evaluated baseball's longest and most lucrative contracts.
- SPANdemonium interviewed Phillies' prospect Jiwan James.
- Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness talks about the Dodgers' catching situation in the wake of Russell Martin being non-tendered.
- The Process Report believes the Rays should give the non-tendered Bobby Jenks a call.
- U.S.S. Mariner explains why it would be okay for Seattle to trade top pitching prospect Michael Pineda.
- Baseball Time In Arlington wonders how much Cliff Lee will be worth.
- Red Sox Beacon is concerned about Boston's fall-back options.
- The Nats Blog wants the Nationals to sign Lance Berkman.
- The Friarhood thinks it's time to blow up the Padres.
- Wahoo Blues says goodbye to Andy Marte, the Indians' best pitcher.
- 1 Blue Jays Way wonders if J.P. Arencibia is being overvalued.
- Amazin' Avenue looks at Terry Collins' managerial tendencies.
- Meanwhile, Flushing Faithful writes about the small market Mets.
- Rooftop View wants to see the Cubs pursue Brandon Webb.
- Crashburn Alley comes up with some baseball one-liners, CSI: Miami style.
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