Shocking Xander Bogaerts Deal Is Done: All-Star Gets Massive 11-Year Deal

In one of the biggest shockers of the entire offseason, Xander Bogaerts has landed a stunning $280M contract to join the San Diego Padres. 

The deal runs 11 years and includes a full no-trade clause. It takes him through his age-41 season.

After losing out on Trea Turner and Aaron Judge, the Padres simply threw more money at Bogaerts than anyone thought possible. He was expected to get a contract somewhere in the $180-200M range when the offseason began. 

For the Boston Red Sox, it's a crushing loss. They had a chance to sign Bogaerts before the season, and even after, but they badly misread the market and his value.

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that according to his sources, there were "3-4 other teams willing to go to $200M+" on Bogaerts. And Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Red Sox' last offer was for 6 years, $160M. The Padres simply blew all of that out of the water. 

San Diego now has some changes to make with this addition, including moving Fernando Tatis Jr. to the outfield. 

The Red Sox will now try to regroup and land one of the remaining star shortstops.

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