What about Lowell?

The Red Sox have signed Curt Schilling to a one year deal ($8 million in guaranteed salary, plus $2 million in bonuses for six separate weigh-ins). His only wish was that the Red Sox would sign Mike Lowell as well.

Quoting major league soruces, the Boston Globe reported the Boston Red Sox could give free agent third baseman Mike Lowell a three-year deal, but Lowell’s agents believe he can get four years in the $13 million-$14 million annual range on the open market.

The Red Sox have wrestled with the length of the deal, and whether Lowell, who turns 34 in February, has peaked offensively. Lowell hit .324 with a career-high 120 RBIs in 2007. It remains to be seen where Lowell will end up.

If negotiations to keep Lowell fail, The Red Sox could try to snag Miguel Cabrera of the Florida Marlins, according to the Boston Globe. The Globe reports that the Red Sox have concerns about Cabrera’s weight problem and his less than stellar defensive skills. One possibility would be to move Kevin Youkilis to third base, while moving Cabera to first base.


~ by mlb2007playoffs on November 9, 2007.

One Response to “What about Lowell?”

  1. […] Red Sox and Lowell have been in intense negotiations for some time now. Lowell had offers from both the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles […]

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