Friday, February 23, 2007

Red Sox Digest 23rd Feb 2007
All the Red Sox news that's fit to print


Every morning before work I go through the online papers and pick out the best of the Boston Red Sox related articles in the Globe, Herald and many others so you can just sit there, point, click and read. Considering I am five hours ahead of the East Coast of the USA, I am posting this as most of your alarm clocks go off over there. Enjoy.

Let's chop it up

First the Boston Globe, and the big news is it looks like the Red Sox will wait until 2008 before making a pitch to rehire Curt Schilling.

Sox won't extend Schilling
Pitcher will declare for free agency after season

By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff | February 23, 2007

''Schilling declared he will file for free agency after the season and will cut off contract discussions with the Sox until that time.''

Meanwhile, what's this, Dan Shaughnessy having a pop at someone or something? Apparently he is now critiquing radio stations too.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY
Ace's breaking pitch appears to be outside

By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Columnist | February 23, 2007
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Another bizarro day at the Red Sox spring training site.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK
Is recruiting his new pitch?

By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff | February 23, 2007

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The news that Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, frustrated by years of losing in Seattle, may explore free agency after the season has not been lost on Daisuke Matsuzaka.

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK
Uribe free for training camp

By Associated Press

Accused of shooting a Dominican farmer in October, Chicago White Sox shortstop Juan Uribe has received permission from a judge to attend spring training in Tucson.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK
There'll be a family reunion after all

By Amalie Benjamin, Globe Staff | February 22, 2007

J.D. Drew will get a chance to see his brother Stephen when the Sox visit Arizona in June. J.D. Drew will get a chance to see his brother Stephen when the Sox visit Arizona in June.

On to the Boston Herald

Sox to Curt: Fat chance -- Team sticks with wait-and-see tactic
By Tony Massarotti

Boston Herald Sports Columnist
Friday, February 23, 2007 - Updated: 02:09 AM EST

FORT MYERS - When you really stop and think about it, Curt Schilling [stats] never had a chance. Not when he is 40 years old and just one in a strong class of potential free agent pitchers. Not when the Red Sox [team stats] have money to burn and Schilling looks like he just ate Dustin Pedroia.

Sox OK with Ramirez’ act
By Tony Massarotti

Boston Herald Sports Columnist
Friday, February 23, 2007 - Updated: 02:10 AM EST

FORT MYERS - While his teammates were on the field for their first official spring workout, Manny Ramirez [stats] remained nowhere to be found yesterday at the team’s training facility.

Manny given a pass
By Jeff Horrigan

Boston Herald Sports Reporter
Friday, February 23, 2007 - Updated: 02:10 AM EST

FORT MYERS - Red Sox [team stats] players appear to be taking a wait-and-see attitude on Manny Ramirez [stats]’ traditional tardiness. The enigmatic slugger was given permission to report to camp on March 1 after saying he wanted to spend more time with his mother, Onelcida, as she recovers from recent surgery.

MLB: Clemens offers no hint on plans
By Herald wire services

Friday, February 23, 2007

On his first day at Houston Astros camp, Roger Clemens threw pitches and hit grounders to his son, Koby. That’s about all the baseball he feels like playing right now. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner is no closer to deciding whether he’ll play a 24th major league season.

Dice-K gets busy: Extends ’pen session
By Jeff Horrigan/ Red Sox Notebook

Boston Herald Sports Reporter
Friday, February 23, 2007 - Updated: 02:10 AM EST

FORT MYERS - The Red Sox [team stats] typically ease pitchers into their first bullpen session of spring training, permitting them to throw 35-40 pitches in 7-10 minutes.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am at Spring training and poor old schilling looks like the Goodyear blimp..

Eklof 22 said...

So it would seem judging by the pictures, here's hoping he works hard and gets in shape before the party starts!

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