Sunday, April 10, 2011
Red Sox Tie Buchholz Up For Four More Years
Today the Red Sox made an important move, extending Clay Buchholz's (right) contract for 4 more years. The contract is worth 4 years and $30 million for the young star for the Red Sox. Despite the fact that Buchholz is off to a rocky 0-2/7.20/5, the Red Sox (and I) have complete confidence that he will have another great year following up his 17-7/2.33/120 season in 2010. This deal means that the Sox will not have to face arbitration or his first year of free agency in 2015. This means that the Sox have all of the pitchers in their starting rotation locked up for at least 2 years. Buchholz is earning a minuscule $555,000 contract this year, at least for the ace he is becoming. I am very glad that the Sox locked Buchholz up and this will play well for them in the future.