Johnson won't come to Boston

Johnson Won't Come to Boston.
Should Theo Still Go to Houston?

Peter Gammons reports on ESPN radio that Diamondback pitcher Randy Johnson has no interest in winning a World Series with the Boston Red Sox and will not waive his no-trade clause for the Red Sox. The lanky left-hander is more interested in taking an easier road to his 300th win with the Ego Empire and be just another pitcher. Gammons makes pitch for Roger to come home to Boston. (Now you're talking) BDD has learned that Johnson's agent Alan Nero also said Boston would not be in RJ's mix. He's hoping Diamondback owner Jerry Colangelo talks him into staying with Arizona, but RJ remains interested in the possibilities of Anaheim and the Yankees. GM still hot and bothered. Meanwhile a cranky Theo Epstein is still PO'd about all the %#@! Internet BS (while the Nomar three-way trade was an Internet report, RJ was already a TV report, but let's blame the Internet for RJ anyway) and continues to hit dead ends trying to track BDD sources when he should be out looking for live arms. Will cooler heads prevail? Would the Red Sox be better off if Theo cools off on Nantucket for a few days instead of heading to Texas? Will Roger return to the Hub? And does Juliana Ramirez plan to sit next to Debbie Clemens in Houston?

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