BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's a tough one to swallow for Red Sox nation, as Xander Bogaerts signs a massive new contract with the Padres.
Late Wednesday night, the shortstop signed an 11 year, $280 million deal with San Diego.
A homegrown talent, Bogaerts made his major league debut with the Sox at 20 years old. He's won two World Series and made the All-Star Team four times in the ten years since.
With the Sox coming off a last place finish last season and three years after the loss of Mookie Betts, it stings. Red Sox fans outside Fenway this morning are feeling a mix of frustration and begrudging optimism.
Terry said he's getting fed up with management. "I'd like to think they're making the right decision at the end of the day, but I would have liked to see a change."
Paul thinks management is doing a good job, at the end of the day. "I guess the real challenge is to see how [Red Sox GM Chaim Bloom] does with the team he's got," he said. And Paul is hopeful for a turnaround.
"It's the city of champions, so ..."
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