The way Dustin Pedroia [stats] figured it, he was going to play alongside Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford for many years, perhaps even for the rest of his career.

And so, six days later, it still hasn't sunk in.

"I think the biggest shock is how much money. I mean, those were guys that made a lot of money," said Pedroia, seated alone in the Red Sox [team stats]' dugout along the first-base line 31/2 hours before last night's 5-3 loss at Angel Stadium. "Gonzo and CC, we just signed them a couple years (ago) for a long time. That's the part that kind of took you aback, and you're like, 'Oh man, this is crazy.' "