Papi's Got a Brand New Bag

Papi's Got a Brand New Bag ...

Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz tosses a ball to first while taking fielding practice before the Red Sox faced the Philadelphia Phillies in their spring training baseball game in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday, March 22, 2007.

(AP Photo)

... But What About Papelbon?
Meet the New Closer, Same As the Old Closer?

ESPN Reports that the Red Sox Will Announce After Today's Game that Jonathan Papelbon Will Return to the Bullpen as the Team's Closer

Breaking Hearts Report: Hazel Mae to Wed Baseball Player
(Fear Not, BDD Source Confirms Hazel Still Single)
Cardinal Sin: Tony La Russa Arrested for DUI in Florida '07 Baseball Preview Issue Ranks Sox No. 2 in AL East
SI Scorecard: Dice-K vs. Dice Clay

BDD is a feature of All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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