^Exactly...it's always bugged me that nobody let Napoli come to the plate 4+ times a game all year long. Now I don't know how concerned I am about Napoli's health or ability to play a full season..but I don't have legitimate real doubts especially since he won't be catching enough to even be a lock to maintain eligibility in 2014.
I like the signing, though I agree it's a slight overpay. But when you consider Julio Lugo 4/43...JD Drew 7/70...Lackey 6/90...and Dice-K 6/103...I'll take it.
And I understand the Sox tore it down to rebuild it, and Napoli is already 31, but still..you need to dress 25 guys a night, and it's not like tanking to get a draft pick works like in the NFL or NBA. Might as well put your best foot forward.
Why don't they just get a house that's already painted?