Shaughnessy on Pedroia: 'Good guy to hitch a wagon to'

Shaughnessy on Pedroia: 'Good guy to hitch a wagon to'
July 23, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Dustin Pedroia agreed to a large contract extension on Tuesday, as he will be with the Red Sox through the 2021 season. The former Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player will sign a seven-year, $100 million contract extension that will begin in 2015.

Dan Shaughnessy said the deal works out for both sides.

"You know with this guy, if he has anything, you're going to get it," Shaughnessy said on "UNO Sports Tonight."

Pedroia will be 38 by the next time he has to worry about free agency, which Shaughnessy said "amounts to basically a lifetime contract." That said, Pedroia has been one of the faces of the Red Sox franchise since he became an everyday player in 2007.

"Why wouldn't you do it with this guy who loves baseball? If you have 25 of him, you'd win every game," Shaughnessy said. "A good guy to hitch your wagon to, I don't think anyone's gonna have a problem with this."