It looks like the Red Sox didn't flinch and it's going to pay off.
After all the reports of 4-year offers from other clubs, including the Yankees, Mike Lowell has reportedly agreed on a 3-year deal to return to the champs for under $13 million per season. This is a very smart and savvy play by the Sox, who could have easily caved to the pressure put on by Lowell and the Yanks. Four years would have been too much, but I thought they would have gone to 3 and $45 million. I'm impressed and happy.