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Aug 8, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder Ryan Strausborger (center) is congratulated by teammate first baseman Mike Napoli (25) as third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) waits on deck after Strausborger scored a run in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Why not?

A second time around may have a return similar to 2013 when medical issues forced a revision in contract and resulted in an incentive loaded deal. Do it again, since the raining free agent maket appears rather thin with any notables having options that will undoubtedly be exercised.

There will be limited takers for Napoli based on his age and the returns registered in 2015, so the path will be clear to make an offer and have a (hopefully) triumphal return to Boston.

Napoli knows the city and actually loves Boston and the energy of the fans and the pleasures of playing at Fenway. The defense is very good and occasional excellent and Nap is about a solid a teammate as you will find. Now how about Jonny Gomes as a reserve outfielder?

Sources: Baseball-reference
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