→ For Dustin Pedroia, contract represented desire to let Red Sox build a winner

“I’m not here to set markets or do anything like that. I want to make sure that the team I’m on wins more games than the other team’s second baseman,” Pedroia said at the press conference to announce his deal. “That’s the way I look at it. Our job is to win games, and that’s what I play for.”

That is why Red Sox fans love cheering for Pedroia.