Sox stick to their guns, Lowell signs

After much speculation about Mike Lowell, it’s finally done. The Red Sox have agreed to a 3-year deal worth $12-13M per season, according to Rob Bradford.

This is great news for Red Sox Nation, as we get to keep the World Series MVP and team favorite at a price and term that is reasonable. I have to hand it to Theo, he really stuck to his guns on this one and it paid off big time. News outlets were reporting that Lowell had received several better offers, but other teams either denied the claims or withdrew their interest in the third baseman. Epstein could have panicked and offered more money or a fourth year, but he didn’t, and it was the right move for the team.

This is really the best scenario for both parties, as Lowell’s splits show how much he needs Fenway Park to sustain his career (.373/.418/.575 last year and .316/.375/.512 lifetime).

Now we let’s get on with this offseason, shall we?


3 Responses to Sox stick to their guns, Lowell signs

  1. soxtattoo says:

    Great news! I’m glad Theo & Co. were able to get this done. looking forward to seeing Mike bake at 3rd!

  2. redsoxtalk says:

    Red Sox Nation, get ready to love Mike Lowell just a little bit more. The Yankees withdrew their offer (if there ever was one), and other teams refused to offer four years, by all accounts. Turns out he turned down a 4-year, $50 million offer from the Philadelphia Phillies in order to stay here in Boston and play for the World Champions. That’s not a bad team, by the way.

    I guess Lowell really did want to stay in Boston. The proof’s right there. Rock on, Sox.

  3. Idetrorce says:

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

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