He was eye-popping in the field, but that's a lot of green for a guy with a career .684 OPS (and a .299 OBP (!) last year).
It sounds like the Red Sox were firm about not offering him anything more than one year. Plus, we got Cora and his three-year OPS of .672 for only 2/4.
We still need a starting shortstop. I doubt Theo can convince Julio Lugo to sign for two years -- Lugo would like four -- but how about 3/27?