Monday, February 06, 2006

Beckett and Sox get arbitration done

Good news for the Red Sox.  With Josh Beckett signed for next year, things should settle down for the Red Sox Nation.  I do expect Wells to be traded during spring training, but I don't expect Manny to be traded at this late date.  It just isn't possible, with Manny's contract, to get an even trade. - Boston Red Sox: Sox give Beckett $4.325M

The 25-year-old right-hander sought $4.9 million while the Sox offered $3.75 million. The sides reached an agreement at the midpoint. Beckett earned $2.45 million in 2005, when he went 15-8 with a 3.38 ERA. He is eligible for free agency after his first season with the Red Sox and the team has indicated that it didn’t expect to begin negotiating a new deal with Beckett until during or after the season.

In related news: - Boston Red Sox: Crisp agrees to $2.75 million, one-year deal
New Boston center fielder Coco Crisp avoided arbitration by agreeing Monday to a $2.75 million, one-year contract with the Red Sox, who also announced their $3 million deal with free-agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez.

1 comment:

bentley92 said...

I think it is interesting that they are making a big push to get Roger to come back including a DVD J.H. & NESN is producing.