The Red Sox and Mike Napoli finally agreed to a one-year, 5 million dollar deal this week.
It's a far cry from the three-year, 39 million contract they agreed upon over 50 days ago.
That said, the 5 million deal is just a base salary, and Napoli can earn up to 13 million if he stays on the field.
The easy way: Stay on the active roster for 165 days or get 625 plate appearances with at least 120 days on the roster.
If he can't reach those plateaus, he can chip away at it and earn sums of 500,000 along the way.
He'll get 500,000 each for every 30 days on the active roster ending at 120 days. He'll also get 500,000 every 25 plate appearances from 300 to 375, and 1 million each for 400, 475, 550, and 625 plate appearances.
For his career, Napoli has amassed 350 plate appearances four times (2009-2012), 375 plate appearances two times (2009-2010), and 450 plate appearances one time (2010).