It's Up To You, Mr. Mike Lowell....
The Boston Red Sox have offered a GUARANTEED three year contract deal to Mike Lowell and his agents, the Levinson brothers. A National Baseball League official, not named, said that the third baseman should be "very happy" with the terms of the contract-to-be (we have to hope!). But the signals coming out of Boston are more of the mixed variety. Read this, from the Boston Herald....
"While they are not sending out any take-it-or-leave-it signals to his camp, the Red Sox made a three-year guaranteed offer to third baseman Mike Lowell, that one club source described as “really strong.”
As the general managers meetings concluded, there was a belief coming from the ballclub that their offer is competitive enough that if Lowell truly wants to re-sign with the Sox (!!!!!) -- which the club believes and which the club wants to happen -- then their three-year offer is significant enough to make him want to stay."
Peter here, the exclamation points were mine, and that three year deal is on the table. Mikey, we want you back, you WANT to be back, so please don't hold out for a four year offer, because you probably ain't going to get it from the Red Sox. Show us how you feel. Schill took a hit to stay, and you wouldn't even be taking a hit, because the new contract will be worth (my educated guess) $14 million or so per year. We need you to help us win a second World Championship in a row.
Wow, I'm finished. The National League quote I used earlier was from a wee hour of the morning (3:20AM) ESPN radio update, by the way. What was I doing awake at that time of the night? Who knows? I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep, so I put the radio on. Back to the important stuff now....I hope this works out, because Lowell is the anchor of our infield, and along with Youkilis, Pedroia and Lugo, well, that's a championship infield!
Click on the title of this post for the entire Boston Herald article about the up to date Mike Lowell situation. Any comments? Do you think Lowell will accept this three year deal, or will he hold out for four. You KNOW my feelings! Hey, I LOVE this team, and thanks for reading. Don't forget to click on that title!