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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Mike Napoli free agent rumors: Orioles, Mariners interested - Over the Monster

I would be surprised to see Napoli leave Boston.

The Red Sox signed Mike Napoli to a one-year deal last winter, setting them up to deal with contract negotiations with the first baseman once more in this year’s free agency. They have submitted the qualifying offer to him, guaranteeing them a compensation pick should he sign elsewhere—it’s a good thing, as both the Orioles and Mariners are reportedly interested in signing Napoli.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 06, 2013 at 11:42 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: free agency, mariners, mike napoli, orioles, red sox

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How did Mike Napoli become an asset at first base? | : Howard Megdal Article

He has been much, much better than I expected.

“It is unheard of,” Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield said of the level of defensive proficiency Napoli has achieved.

So how’d this happen?

“It tells you that his work ethic and his athleticism are well beyond what maybe some had envisioned,” Farrell said. “The work that he’s done with [Brian Butterfield] from day one of spring training, the work that they put in is the exact reason as to why he’s become the defender he’s been. He’s a good athlete, but there was a lot of work put into that.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding, mike napoli, red sox



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