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Dave Cameron's analysis here: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/red-sox-extend-dustin-pedroia-at-ian-kinsler-price/

He likes the deal. I don't. The Sox already had Pedroia signed for 2014 with an option on 2015 at $11 mm. So, this is in essence paying $89 mm for Pedroia at ages 32-37. That might work out in 2016-17, but I don't like their chances after that, even if Pedroia doesn't smack himself on the noggin with a baseball bat.

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I don't see it as a bad deal. He'll probably be a bit overpaid at the end, but I would think over the lifetime of the contract, he'll earn his money. Unless he's hurt for a majority of the time, it's not the kind of deal the Sox can't absorb.

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Dave Cameron's analysis here: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/red-sox-extend-dustin-pedroia-at-ian-kinsler-price/

He likes the deal. I don't. The Sox already had Pedroia signed for 2014 with an option on 2015 at $11 mm. So, this is in essence paying $89 mm for Pedroia at ages 32-37. That might work out in 2016-17, but I don't like their chances after that, even if Pedroia doesn't smack himself on the noggin with a baseball bat.

I agree with this. In fact, IIRC we went through the same analysis on this board back before BRob's extension and the analyses of smallish, speedy, second basemen inordinately seemed to show quite a drop off in value beyond age 30.

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Lou Whitaker played to age 38. Omar Vizquel player past that. Jeter is still in baseball. That's all I got. good luck with this one.

Not to go too far off topic, but does anyone know why Whitaker retired? Sure the team was terrible, but he put up a 129 OPS+ in his last year, and he had a decent chance of catching Joe Morgan in hits, HR, and RBI if he'd been able to play 2 more years. I wonder if that might have changed his HOF chances.

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