The End of the Innocence

The End of the Innocence

Boston Dirt Dogs photo illustration: Boras as the Grinch

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Ellsbury's Not As Pure As the Driven Snow Anymore
Fenway Fan Favorite Fires Agent and Hires the
Guy Who Tried to Hijack Boston's World Series Spotlight

Thanks to Boras, Ellsbury May Not Be As Attractive to Twins, Theo

12.5.07: NESN's Don Orsillo on WEEI: "What you want to do in this instance, say he [Ellsbury] comes back to the Red Sox. You instantly want to sign him to a long-term deal under your terms financially now to wrap him up. The problem is, Boras is now a factor and will not allow something like that to happen without looking beyond years. That's where it becomes a factor and I think it's a little closer than people think, because I keep hearing 'he's years away from having to deal with Boras.' I don't think so. Whoever gets him is going to want to wrap him up right now."

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ANGELS ARE IN THE OUTFIELD
ARE THE SOX THE LAST TEAM STANDING?

2:33 a.m. Update: No Deal; Sox Brass Has Mixed-Feelings on Trade

If the Yanks and Angels Are Out, Who's In?
Buzz Updates: All the Santana Updates from Around the Interweb
The Innocence is Lost: Ellsbury Fires Agent and Hires Boras
Gammons: Tigers Get Miguel Cabrera

Tuesday Afternoon Santana Snippets: 3:28 p.m., from Peter Gammons, ESPN: "The Twins and Red Sox are getting closer to finalizing a Johan Santana deal. Boston has sweetened its offer by adding a fifth player to the the offer -- outfield prospect Ryan Kalish, the Red Sox' ninth-round draft pick in the 2006 out of Red Bank Catholic High School (Shrewsbury, N.J.)." Gammons on ESPN News, earlier broadcast: "They've [Sox and Twins] met again [today], the Twins should just say look, we're either going to take the package for Jacoby Ellsbury, which is a 3-for-1, or we'll take the package of a 4-for-1 involving John Lester, now the stories that they went to a 5-for-1, that's not so. Now the only way the Angels pitch is better is if Jared Weaver's in the deal, maybe Nick Adenhart, and Brandon Wood. They're going to have to go to two big-time guys, I'm not sure they're going to do that, it will be interesting to see how far it goes. It behooves the Twins to at least explore the Angels as they have so much talent in their organization." Rob Bradford on WEEI: "The Twins have told the Red Sox that they do want to get this done today, one way or the other. Whether that happens or not, I don't know, but that's what they've told them. I think the Red Sox have put out the offer... they're very close, the only wild card here guys is the Yankees, everyone's saying they're out of it, if they do decide to jump back in, and include Ian Kennedy.."

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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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