What's Up the Middle?

What's Up the Middle?

Are they coming up short?

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So who's in center?

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Sox Still Have Big Holes to Fill

"Pennant-winning teams are supposed to be strong up the middle, and if the Red Sox opened the season today, they would watch a lot of balls go through the hole at shortstop and others fall for hits in center field." -- 1.11.06, Murray Chass, New York Times

Announcement on Theo Soon?
Manny Wasting Precious Time?

"'I said that we were going to keep a light on in the window for him,' Lucchino said Sunday. 'I didn't specify a number of days. If he wanted to come back, it would make us a better front office. I don't want to comment further until we have an announcement to make. We may have an announcement sometime soon.'"

"'We've tried to keep faith with the understanding we reached with Manny and his agent,' Lucchino said. 'It has consumed some time.'" -- 1.11.06, Murray Chass, New York Times

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Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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