thedude wrote:im happy he is back. But think that is too much money for an aging catcher.
Other than the time Tek broke his elbow diving for a baseball, and landing on a rubber batting circle mat, he's never had any other serious injuries in his career. He takes excellent care of himself, he is GREAT at working with pitchers (ask anyone who he's ever caught), and is a more than decent switch-hitting bat in the middle of the Boston lineup.
He's also the leader (captain, if you will) of this team. I'm very pleased he'll be a Red Sox for at least four more years... it's certainly a lot of money, I agree. But I'm still really happy he's staying.