Dustin Pedroia is the newest "100 million dollar man" in Major League Baseball. The Boston Red Sox, signing their All-Star second baseman to a seven year deal that should hit nine figures.
The deal is note-worthy not only for the money, but also for its' longevity. Pedroia, 30, will be 38 years old when the contract ends. The former AL rookie of the year and Gold Glove winner still produces, and the Red Sox are prepared to bank on his continued production.
Last month, general manager Ben Cherington spoke on his desire to keep Pedroia in Boston for as long as possible. "It's our sincere hope he's here for a long time; that's all I can say. We've got a good enough relationship with Dustin and his representatives that those conversations will happen over time."
Fortunately for Cherington, those hopes came true. The Red Sox are currently leading the AL East at 60-41.