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Pitcher Contracts

Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino told WEEI that, when you analyze the merits of the team's signing of Rick Porcello to a 4-year, $82.5 million extention, "you might have to step back a little bit and look at the entire portfolio of contracts that we have."  Let's do that.

When we look at the contractual makeup of the Red Sox, you see that they are both preparing for the future and positioned to be very flexible.  With the Porcello signing, they essentially have three of their five starters under contract and only one, Wade Miley, with a financial commitment of any real significance (Joe Kelly is the other but he's still a year a way from his first year of arbitration eligibility).  Clay Buchholz has a club option for each of the next two years for $13 million each, so it's really anyone's guess right now if they keep him or not.  Justin Masterson is a free agent again after this year.
Thus, the Sox are the most committed to the two starters on the…