The Cure to Boston's Dead Bats

The Cure to Boston's Run Scoring Woes ...

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... Might Not Be Here Til Next Year

NY Daily News: 'Lucchino Has Never Stopped Wanting A-Rod'
Danny Picard: It's Still Alive

"A-Rod had no choice. So he went to New York, but he wanted to go to Boston.

"Come November, things will be different. There will no longer be just a 72-hour window to work out a deal. No third party can interfere with Rodriguez playing where he originally wanted: Shortstop at Fenway Park." -- 7.16.07, Danny Picard's blog, 'I'm Just Saying'

Don't Look Now ...

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But After Toronto Turned Boston to Splitsville
the Sox' Lead in the AL East Is in Single Digits
For the First Time Since June 19

July 16 American League East Standings
East W L PCT GB
Boston 55 36 .604 ---
Yankees 45 44 .506 9
Toronto 45 46 .495 10
Baltimore 41 50 .451 14
Tampa Bay 35 56 .385 20

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. 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

ProJo:

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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