All baseball players get paid, but the Boston Red Sox made sure Dustin Pedroia knows just how much he means to them on Wednesday by giving the talented shortstop a seven-year contract extension worth $100 million.
Holy dollar signs, Batman! That’s a lot of zeros!
The former rookie of the year is now the face of the franchise in Boston and at 29, Pedroia is quietly leading the Red Sox back to glory. Heck, the BoSox have more wins than any other team in baseball through Monday night (61) and it’s primarily because DP is batting .306 this year with 58 RBIs. Not to mention he’s like a brick wall on the left side of Boston’s infield.
Pedroia has been productive and consistent since his first full MLB season in 2007, and the Red Sox aren’t the only team that’s taken notice, which is why the made sure their stud infielder won’t be leaving town anytime soon.
The question now is: Can he take things to the next level? The Red Sox have come back from a very down year in John Farrell‘s first year as manager, but it’s reliable players like Pedroia that make Boston tick. To say the Sox made a smart move in locking him up for the remainder of his prime is an understatement.