Meh, I don't think the Sox would have gotten anything of value if they tried to trade him, so it makes sense to just hang on to him for 1 more year.
"I give you five minutes when we get there. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours. No matter what. Anything a minute on either side of that and you're on your own. I don't sit in while you're running it down. I don't carry a gun. I drive."