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Saturday, November 03, 2012
Wow! I’d like to see the Sox bring him back. Two years at $10-$12 million would be on the high end, though. One year at $13.3 would be insane.
One possibility that seemingly was in play leading up to Friday was that of the Red Sox offering the one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer to Ross. If the Sox did choose that route, it would have been presumably to prioritizing keeping any commitment short-term while paying more annually that would be earned in a multi-year deal.
“At first I thought no, but the closer it got to the deadline I thought it was possible,” said Ross when asked if he believed there was a chance the Red Sox would submit the qualifying offer. “Obviously, when it passed they didn’t offer, which is actually a good thing for me because now I don’t have the draft pick attached to me as a free agent. Some guys have similar numbers and similar sort of careers and got qualifying offers, so teams will have to be willing to give up a draft pick to sign them, which they don’t like doing. I think it benefits me. I wasn’t upset about it.”
Posted: November 03, 2012 at 06:04 PM | 5 comment(s)
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