Boston Bralwers management got a shot in the arm today as Guido Groeneveld announced he would re-sign with the organization at a rate of $23,200,000 per year. Currently in his last contract year, he was making $24,600,000 just $400,000 ahead of fellow catcher Bill Ross (Kingston Cannons).
While some have questioned hiring a 35-year-old man, most fans and sportswriters appear receptive as Groeneveld is still an A list player.
Groeneveld is hitting .292 for the season with 16 home runs, 46 RBIs and 55 runs scored. He has 94 hits in 322 at-bats and played in 80 games. The ten-time All-Star has won the Platinum Glove for defense at the catcher position (2009), and twice won the Gold Crown for offense as a catcher (2008, 2011).
Boston, the second wild card entry to the Lake League playoffs, are currently ahead of the league leading Montreal Metros in Elimination Round play 2 games to none, and play Game #3 today at home.