Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Sports Illustrated 2007 Baseball Preview Issue

(Sports Illustrated Cover Photo)

The SI Cover Jinx Doesn't Translate to Japanese

Verducci: The Riddle of Matsuzaka

"Publicly, the Red Sox are trying to walk a precarious line between cashing in on the excitement of his arrival and tempering expectations. Privately, they believe he can have as big an impact as two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has had in Minnesota. On those magic nights when Matsuzaka has all of his pitches working, the Sox envision 15-strikeout games." -- Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated 2007 Baseball Issue

Bradford: He Doesn't Look Jinxed to Me
Jason Stark: Dice-K Leaves Bucs Baffled
Globe: Pirates Found It Hard to Connect Against Dice-K
Extra Bases: Good Day for Dice-K; Rough Outing for Lester
Manny Being Cheap?: Manny's Former Coach Said He's Still Waiting
eBay Update: Manny's Grill Taken Off the Auction Block
Wilbur: Welcome Committee | TC: Bullpen Survivor
Wilbur: Gyro Tuned In | YouTube: Major Showing the Gyroball
Schill Checks in at 38Pitches: Q&A Part VI
Mnookin: Timlin a Bad Idea

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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