Red Sox stand by their big contracts

Despite team's poor start, Red Sox are confident in Adrian Gonzalez deal

Updated: April 16, 2011, 1:50 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Risky business? This isn't exactly like investing in mortgage-backed securities.

"If you're going to bet on one player," Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said Friday afternoon, "we're very comfortable betting on Adrian Gonzalez."

The Red Sox on Friday announced they'd come to terms on a seven-year deal for Gonzalez, one that essentially has been in place since December's trade with San Diego. Oh, some contract language had to be tweaked and decisions made on how ...

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