Will We See a Weak Lineup This Week?

Will We See a Weak Lineup This Week?

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(Boston Dirt Dogs / Frank Galasso Illustration)

Or Will the Sox Finish What They Started?

Shaughnessy: Staying on Top of Things

"I say go for it. Beat the Yankees. Win the division. Cop the best record in the American League to give yourself home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Use Jonathan Papelbon the way you'd use him in July and August. Find out if Manny can play before he calcifies at the end of the bench. Tell Eric Gagné to find his mojo on somebody else's watch. Stop babying Clay Buchholz and get the kid ready for playoff action. Play Jacoby Ellsbury until he's no longer hitting .372 or until he gets thrown out stealing one time. Fire all your guns at once and explode into space." -- 9.25.07, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Survey: Should the Sox Go for It or Settle for Second Fiddle, Again?
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"What do Manny and the Boston pops have in common? Neither one plays in September"
-- 9.24.07, Bob Lobel, WBZ-TV4 News

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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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