The Red Sox sent a one-year $14.1 million qualifying offer
to Mike Napoli yesterday. So all should
be right between Napoli and the Red Sox, right? There’s no way that no-shirt
wearing, beard growing, crazy son-of-a-gun is EVER going to leave this great city.
*Looking for some form of reassurance*
Napoli has a week to accept the offer, but he could decline
and test the free agency market this offseason. Either way, nothing is
guaranteed at this point and there’s one team that knows it.
*Cue the annoying, “Buck Showalter is the second coming of
Earl Weaver” Orioles fan.*
That’s right, folks.
The Orioles might make a strong run at
the right-handed slugger, and apparently, could care less if there’s a log jam
Jen Royle of the Boston Herald tweeted this little gem out yesterday.
Mike Napoli wants to stay in Boston... Heard this morning the Orioles will make a strong run for him. Good luck peeling him away, Duq.
— Jen Royle (@Jen_Royle) November 4, 2013