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  1. #151
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    from the 4 letter network:

    "In sizing up the major league landscape at the offseason's midway point, ****.com senior baseball writer Jayson Stark polled executives around the league, asking them to identify the five teams that improved themselves most and the five that have done the least to help their chances in 2013. Not surprisingly, the Blue Jays topped the first list after trading for three starting pitchers who averaged 209 innings apiece last season (R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson), a dynamic leadoff man (Jose Reyes), a guy who hit .346/.390/.516 (Melky Cabrera) before testing positive for a banned substance and two players (Emilio Bonifacio and Maicer Izturis) who give them the depth and versatility"

    In an expanded report Sox listed 5th.


    6/27/09: “We expect [Rondo] to play by the rules and be a leader as a point guard. We need him to be more of a leader,” Ainge said. “There were just a couple situations where he was late this year, I don’t know if he was sitting in his car, but showed up late and the rest of the team was there. We have team rules and you have to be on time. He was fined for being late, he said he was stuck in traffic, and it’s just unacceptable.”

    Some jerks never learn.....

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    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mike Napoli's three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox is being delayed due to a problem with one of his hips.

    Rosenthal says it's an issue that led to the Mariners backing off their initial pursuit of Napoli, and something that might have concerned the Rangers, as well. The Red Sox are "trying to rework" Napoli's deal, according to Rosenthal, though it's not clear specifically what language in the contract they might be trying to change. There seems to be a very real chance at this point that the deal will fall through.
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    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...m-pirates.html

    looks like the sox got the trade we shall wait to see who the other 2 going to the pirates are and the other coming to us

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    Buster Olney‏@Buster_ESPN

    One source indicated BOS didn't want to give up their high second round pick to the Yankees -- which is what would've happened with Swisher.


    PAPI SMASH!

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    Sources: Hanrahan trade is done. Players involved being informed by #RedSox and #Pirates. Don't know exact names yet.
    Source: Melancon is among players going from #RedSox to #Pirates for Hanrahan, as previously reported. Sands, Pimentel also in, per reports.
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    #redsox announce deal is Hanrahan and IF Brock Holt for Pimentel, Sands, Melancon, DeJesus
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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe suggests that Daisuke Matsuzaka is considering playing in Japan next season.

    Matsuzaka struggled mightily after returning from Tommy John surgery in 2012, and is looking to reestablish his value on a one-year deal. He told Japanese media last month that his preference is to play for San Diego, but there's been no indication that the Padres are interested in signing him. If Matsuzaka doesn't land a guaranteed contract in free agency, a return to Japan can't be ruled out. He posted a 1-7 record, 8.28 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 11 starts in his final season with the Red Sox.
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    Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald hears that the Red Sox "are not believed to still be considering" Lance Berkman.

    Lauber notes that Boston "expressed a degree of interest" in Berkman earlier in the offseason, but it appears that ship has sailed even with the Mike Napoli deal hanging in the balance. Berkman has received a bit of interest on the open market, but he seems likelier to retire at this point.
    Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox observed Bobby Abreu's workout in Venezuela as "nothing more than a scouting assignment."

    Alex Speier of WEEI.com was first to report news of the Red Sox attending the workout. Lauber speculates that Abreu could make sense as a left-handed-hitting outfielder to split time in left field with Jonny Gomes, but it appears unlikely the Red Sox will ultimately sign him.
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    Here is what Ben Cherington had to offer about the Mike Napoli situation when he was on MLB Network Radio on Wednesday:

    "All I can say is that at the outset of the offseason it was our intent to add offense at first base, and we pursued Mike Napoli as everyone knows. Until there's a deal, there's no deal, and it's clear, I think, everyone knows that there's some issues that we've had to try to work through.

    "We remain hopeful that we'll be able to work through them ... I don't want to speak for Mike, but I hope he feels the same way. Until we do [work something out] there's nothing to report, there's no deal and we'll just have to keep working at it. There's a reason we pursued him in the first place, we thought he can help our team, and we still do. We'll have to see where it ends up."
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    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are one of the clubs that have spoken to the Nationals about Michael Morse.

    He would be a backup plan in case the Mike Napoli deal falls through. Morse is being shopped by the Nats after they re-upped with Adam LaRoche, with Washington likely looking for a left-handed reliever and a prospect or two in return. The 30-year-old is under contract for $7 million in 2013 before hitting free agency next winter. The Rays, Yankees and Mariners are among a host of teams that are also interested in him.
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    Speaking of those first base options, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox "have explored" signing Casey Kotchman and Nick Johnson and also checked in with the Mariners about a trade for Justin Smoak.
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    Rosenthal on Napoli

    The Sox, sources say, want to restructure Napoli’s deal with protective language. The four-year, $40 million free-agent contract that the Detroit Tigers awarded catcher Ivan Rodriguez in 2004 could serve as one model.

    Rodriguez’s deal stated that if he was on the disabled list for 35 or more days in ’04 or ’05 because of his lower spine, the Tigers could void the rest of the contract by paying him a $5 million buyout. The same provision also existed in ’06, but with a $4 million buyout.

    The Sox likely want to rework Napoli’s deal so that if a significant problem arose with his hip, they could escape with something less than a three-year guarantee.
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    After speaking with Ben Cherington and John Farrell at Fenway Park tonight, here is the latest:

    • Farrell doesn't seem too concerned about first base, which could suggest that something is close to happening. "I have the utmost confidence that this question will be answered in due time. We’re working through it. We’re all well aware of the certain situation that’s still being worked through," he said. "I know Ben is doing whatever he possibly can so that when we report to spring training that we’ve got that position answered.”

    • Cherington has gone from not commenting about the situation to giving what have become regular updates. That also could suggest a settlement is close. Cherington is not one to lie, so when he says he's hopeful he really is hopeful.

    • Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio, who often has Cherington on as a guest, reported today on Twitter that the Red Sox would like to cut the deal to one year.

    The Red Sox could guarantee a year with an option based on plate appearances. Or simply guarantee a year, which would allow Napoli to prove he is healthy and return to the free agent market.

    • The availability of Nationals outfielder/first baseman Mike Morse could also help lead to a settlement — or give the Red Sox an alternative to Napoli.

    Morse is not really a first baseman, but the same is true of Napoli. Their bats are somewhat similar in terms of the numbers. Napoli has hit .263 /.354/.513 with 100 home runs the last four years (1,791 plate appearances). Morse has hit. 296/.345 /.516 with 64 home runs in the last three years (1,298 plate appearances).

    Morse will be a free agent after the coming season.

    But all along, the Red Sox — including owner John Henry — have been enamored with the idea that Napoli has a swing built for Fenway Park.

    • Napoli is represented by Brian Grieper, a low-profile agent who does not have a large number of clients. Grieper is surely doing everything he can to keep Napoli close to the original $39 million the sides agreed on.

    At some point, Grieper will have to either agree with what the Sox are proposing or try to find another team for Napoli, knowing his value has been diminished.

    The situation is coming to a head. Hopefully (there's that word again) we'll have an answer soon.
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    MLB Network said about 25 minutes ago that Kinsler will stay at 2B, so they may want/need an OF like Ells now.


    6/27/09: “We expect [Rondo] to play by the rules and be a leader as a point guard. We need him to be more of a leader,” Ainge said. “There were just a couple situations where he was late this year, I don’t know if he was sitting in his car, but showed up late and the rest of the team was there. We have team rules and you have to be on time. He was fined for being late, he said he was stuck in traffic, and it’s just unacceptable.”

    Some jerks never learn.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
    MLB Network said about 25 minutes ago that Kinsler will stay at 2B, so they may want/need an OF like Ells now.
    Upton seems more probable still. They could use Andrus.

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    Dustin Pedroia confirmed Tuesday that he will not play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

    Pedroia played in the WBC back in 2009, but he's sitting this one out following offseason surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right pinky finger. The Reds' Brandon Phillips gave an indication last week that he'll likely accept an invitation to play second base for Team USA, but we might not get official word until rosters are unveiled Thursday.
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