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Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

Posted on: April 10, 2011 3:45 pm
Edited on: April 10, 2011 4:53 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has signed a four-year contract extension with the Red Sox, the team announced via press release Sunday. FOXSports.com reports the deal is worth "around $30 million," which is a similar deal to Red Sox ace Jon Lester. The deal eats up the remainder of Buchholz's arbitration years plus one free agent season, as he was set to be a free agent in after 2014, but that is now delayed until after 2015. It also includes two club options, which could keep him under Boston's control through the 2017 season.

The 26-year-old right-hander has gotten off to a rough start in 2011, as he sits 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA and 1.80 WHIP after two starts. He's coughed up five home runs in 10 innings. Still, that's a small sample and we got a glimpse of Buchholz's promise last season when he went 17-7 with a 2.33 ERA in 173 2/3 innings -- making his first All-Star team. He will form a solid one-two punch of youth in the rotation alongside Lester.

Off the field, Buchholz is very involved with Boston as well. He serves as an ambassador for the Jimmy Fund, which raises awareness and build support for cancer research and care. He was the 2010 BoSox Club Man of the Year, which awards a player for both on-field performance and efforts in community endeavors.

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Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

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Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: April 10, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

LOVE IT!!!!  I will be more than happy to watch him pitch in Boston throughout that contract, great sign!



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: April 10, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

CC Sabathia - 161 million

Buchholz - 30 million


Another big difference.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 10, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

Are you even trying to make sense with your "points", Sports Talk?  You're now comparing the money in the entire 4-year contract for Buchholz with the annual salary for Hughes?  Why not compare annual salaries?  And by the way, Buchholz is still being paid just over half a million this year ($555.000), which is 1/5 what Hughes (2.7 milllion) is making!

The Red Sox paid Buchholz to keep him under contract longer.  They now control him 3 extra years, as he could have tested free agency after 2014 before the deal (whereas now they have him until 2017 with club options).  But whatever, spin it as nonsensically as you chose.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: April 10, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

I see Bucholz is still getting paid for his No-Hitter..



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: April 10, 2011 6:14 pm
 

Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

DIce K laughing right now.




Since: Dec 10, 2009
Posted on: April 10, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

Southie..

Point made.

Here's another point, this time I will make it.

Buchholz 30 mill.....

Hughes 2.7 mill...

Big difference,,,just like that velocity you speak of!

QB



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: April 10, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

That's alot of money for an unproven pitcher with high potential. Yes, he pitched a no hitter, but what has he done since? I'd pay him $18 million easily...but $30 million....never. But then again the Red Sox and Yankees love to throw alot of money at unproven or overhyped players. Good for them!



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: April 10, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

Betcha that kid couldn't sign that contract fast enough, hehe.



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: April 10, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Report: Red Sox sign Buchholz to extension

Really Sports Talk.  You don't think this kid is a stud?  Your nuts.  He proved himself over the course of last year.  Boston pitchers have historically gotten off to bad April's, so I wouldn't count your blessings as a Yankee fan after 2 starts.  His velocity is fine by the way, as opposed to Phil Hughes who proved himself for a half a year last year as a starter.  I'd be a lot more concerned with a dude that can't break 89.  Good luck with that.


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