Hansen Still Not Ready

Still Not Ready for Prime Time

The Hanson Brothers from Slapshot

(BDD Photo Illustration)

Now in the Final Year of His Red Sox Contract,
Craig Hansen Will Start the Season in Pawtucket, Again

Papelbon Apparently Should Have Signed with Boras, Too

Scott Boras picked Theo's pocket on this one: Hansen signed 4-year deal worth $4 million through 2008 on 7/25/05. He received a $1.325 million signing bonus and salaries of $575K in 2005 and then $700K each year in 2006, 2007 and 2008, plus a signing bonus is paid in installments of $441,667 within 15 days of the contract being approved, $441,667 on Jan. 15, 2006 and $441,666 on Aug. 15, 2006. -- Hansen contract, MLB4U

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