igned infielder Barry Larkin Jersey , Daniel Murphy, to a two-year deal worth $24 million.That deal will pay Murphy $10 million this upcoming season, then $8 million for the following season. His contract also includes a mutual option for the 2021 season, that would earn him $12 million.His option for that season also carries a buyout of $6 million. So if both sides excessive the option, then Murphy would earn $30 million over the next three seasons with the Rockies. Instead of the guaranteed $24 million regardless if the option is exercised or not.Murphy: $10M 2019, $8M 2020, Mutual option 2021 for $12M or $6M (of which $3M is deferred with out interest) buyout. BUYOUT INCREASES TO $7M (of which $4M is deferred without interest) if any award bonus is earned. awards bonuses. $2M if traded (each time). #rox— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 21, 2018advertisingHere's the explanation if the tweet above gives you a headache about Murphy's bonuses involving that buyout for the 2021 season. So if Murphy earns an All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP, WS MVP, league MVP, or Comeback player of the year award in his two years with the Rockies, his buyout then would increase from $6 million to $7 million.It's likely that Murphy will win one of these awards in the next two seasons, given how he has performed in his career over the last few seasons. Disregarding last season because of Murphy only appearing in 91 games after recovering from knee surgery.advertisingThe soon to be 34-year-old appears he can still produce similar to the player he was during his All-Star seasons during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Over those two seasons, he averaged 24 home-runs Chris Sabo Jersey , 99 RBI's along with a .335 batting average.He also received an All-Star selection and a Silver Slugger in both of those seasons. In 2016, he also finished second in the NL MVP voting behind the winner, Kris Bryant. Via GrantlandWith the Rockies not showing much interest in re-signing free agent DJ LeMahieu, then it appears that Murphy will likely split time at second base along with infieldersRyan McMahon and Garrett Hampson.advertisingHowever, it's more likely that Murphy will transition into playing a lot of first-base next season, which would move Ian Desmond to an outfield role. This move would then allow Murphy to worry more about hitting as he did in those previous seasons.Which is very possible for him, because he will be able to play 81 games in the great hitting ballpark of Coors Field. The move to first-base will also likely put less ware-and-tear on his body, allowing him to be an effective player into his mid-to-late 30's.The Rockies have just acquired one of the best infielders that was available via free agency. Even though he will be turning 34-years-old this April, he can still be an effective hitter in their lineup.Especially when most of those games will come at the hitter-friendly Coors Field. The move to first-base should also allow him to appear in about 145 games next season. Which should give him lots of at-bats to produce similar numbers from the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has had a brilliant first year as the team's manager, and there are no signs of any problems to this point in the postseason.After a 108-win regular season earned the Red Sox home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Red Sox handled the New York Yankees and Houston Astros with relative ease in the American League Division Series and the American League Championship Series, respectively.The Sox recorded an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series, so the speeding Boston train is not slowing down.The expected pitchers' duel between Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale did not emerge, as both pitchers were pulled after four-plus innings of work. Neither pitcher was hit unusually hard, but they did not dominate either.The Red Sox gained an early advantage with two runs in the first inning, but the Dodgers were able to respond and tie the score in the third and again in the top of the fifth inning.Boston was ahead by a 5-4 margin in the bottom of the seventh inning when Eduardo Nunez delivered a pinch-hit http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-cliff-pennington-jersey , three-run home run to give the Red Sox their final margin.The Red Sox are sending David Price to the mound in Game 2, and he will be opposed by Hyun-Jin Ryu. Price took a major step in turning around his postseason career narrative as he pitched six shutoutinnings of three-hit ball on the road against the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS.Price, who had not earned a win as a starter in the postseason prior to that game, struck out nine Astros and did not walk anybody.Ryu pitched seven innings of shutout baseball in the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves, but he was not as effective against the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS. He gave up seven earned runs in 7.1 innings against the Brew Crew.The Red Sox are -145 favorites in Game 2, while the Dodgers are +125 underdogs to square the series, per OddsShark. A Red Sox backer will need to wager $145 to win $100, while a Dodgers supporter will bet $100 to win $125.As a result of Boston's victory in Game 1, the Red Sox are -275 favorites to win the Series, while the Dodgers are +215 underdogs.The Red Sox are attempting to win their fourth world championship since 2004, while the Dodgers are trying to win their first World Series since beating the Oakland A's in 1988. Prop BetThough popular in professional football's postseason, prop bets don't carry the same level of interest in the national pastime.However, they are available, and one of them gives handicappers a chance to wager on each particular series outcome. With the Red Sox victory in Game 1, there is no longer the possibility of a Dodgers sweep, but here are the odds for the other seven outcomes, as provided by Vegas Insider:Boston wins in four games Anthony DeSclafani Jersey , +1000Boston wins in five games, +600Boston wins in six games, +350Boston wins in sevengames, +450Los Angeles wins in five games, +650Los Angeles wins in six games, +500Los Angeles wins in seven games, +550PredictionPrice turned a corner with his spectacular performance in Game 5 against the Houston Astros, and he should be a confident hurler when he takes the mound Wednesday night at Fenway Park.On the other hand, Ryu was hit hard by the Brewers in Game 6 of the NLCS, and the Red Sox have a far more relentless lineup than Milwaukee.The Red Sox are still waiting for Mookie Betts to show off his spectacular talent at the plate (.209/.306/.279), and it's difficult to see the Korean holding him in check. J.D. Martinez has been delivering his share of big hits, and he shouldbe able to figure out Ryu as well.In addition to Betts and Martinez, Xander Bogaerts and the hard-hitting Steve Pearce figure to have some good at-bats against the left-hander.While it may not be as easy for Price as it was in Game 5 against the Astros, the Red Sox should come out of Game 2 with a 6-4 victory and a 2-0 edge in the World Series.