It’s been a tough few days for Red Sox fans after having lost Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees. And no matter how painful the thought of having an ex-Sox player suit up in those infamous pinstripes, there is a beam of light shining down upon the loyal Red Sox Nation promising some hope. That beam of light I’m referring to is no one other than the beard himself, first baseman Mike Napoli.
Napoli is coming back-and he’ll be with the Sox for at least two years. The first basemen officially signed a two-year $32 million deal. While Napoli has had a handful of offers flying in from Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Miami Marlins his heart was still with Boston.
“I told my agent I want to come back to Boston and play there,” said Napoli.
— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) December 7, 2013
“I’ve had a great time. It was something I’ll never forget,” Napoli said about his Wold Series experience. “But for me, it makes me hungrier. I started training again. I can’t wait to get back on the field and be with my teammates.”
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