Thursday, January 15, 2009
SOX AND YOUKILIS AGREE TO EXTENSION
Four years, $40 million dollars. Compare that to the financial commitment the Yankees made to Teixeira, and this is an excellent deal for the Sox. The Sox now have Youkilis and Pedroia under contract for about $80 million (Pedroia's deal is for 6 years... even better than Youkilis').
Youkilis will turn 30 in March, so at the end of this contract, he still might be able to cash in with a big deal. But I think Youkilis likes playing for a team that's consistently in the hunt, and in a hitter's friendly ballpark.
It's amazing. He took the same annual salary that was too low for Jason Varitek.