The Red Sox have re-signed Nathan Eovaldi to a 4 year, $67.5 Million deal. The Postseason horse is back in the barn. Because of the lack of home grown talent, and a shallow free agent pool, this was a move the Red Sox needed to make.
Cora has said that he's looking for around 120 games for Pedroia this year. Before this winter, Pedroia would be fighting back, insisting he could play 150. But Alex Cora has the same touch with players coming back from injury that he does when making winning moves in the postseason.