The city of Boston has reached a tentative labor contract with its firefighters union, marking the first time since 2001 that the two sides have struck a deal without arbitration.
Jon Lester is worth more than the $13 million the team is paying him now, but if he hits free agency he’ll likely get way overpaid, which is why Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti feel like they need to be “very careful” in doing this contract extension.
By all accounts the Red Sox and Lester are on amicable terms, but they have mutually decided to put the negotiations on pause for the time being.
The man responsible for protecting Tom Brady up the middle will be tasked with that assignment for at least another two years.
Luckily for Patriots fans, #75 will likely not be playing for another team for the rest of his NFL career.
Between his MVP-caliber play and his status as a Boston sports icon, the designated hitter is now guaranteed to be a Red Sox for life – but is the contract extension (essentially a severance package) good business? Zo & Flynn discuss.
The deal is worth $16 million and will keep the slugger in Boston through the end of the 2015 season. The extension also includes options for 2016 and 2017.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe came on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show Tuesday morning to discuss the latest in the Patriots-Wilfork staring match.
The details of the Brandon Browner contract became public on Monday, and it offers the Patriots a lot of protection against a player with multiple failed drug tests.
Wilfork already went to battle once with the Patriots over a contract and he’s not about to do it again.