By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)
On Tuesday the Boston Red Sox and second baseman Dustin Pedroia agreed to a seven-year contract extension that is worth $100 million. The deal will start in 2015 and run through the 2021 season, paying Pedroia approximately $14 million per season for the length of the contract. Pedroia is currently playing out a six-year $40.5 million contract he signed in 2005.
This will be the fourth time the Red Sox gave a $100+ million contract to a player; the other three all eventuallyended up with the Los Angeles Dodgers via trades in Manny Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford.