Are You Serious?

BDD Photo Illustration / Joseph Boucher
(BDD Photo Illustration / Joseph Boucher)

... Minus the Boras Commission and California Taxes Of Course
Was Short Money Worth Shooting His Way Out of Boston?
So Much for All The $100 Million 'Serious' Offers...

Done Deal: Manny and Dodgers Agree to $45M Deal
Video: Manny Arrives at LAX. Short Answers. Long Hair.
Mazz: Dear Frank: Walk Away from Manny
Dear Manny, It's Not the Economy... It's You! Sincerely, Mark Teixeira

Manny Ramirez to T.J. Simers: "No, gas isn't up any more, but the price of milk is the same... Two years is fine with me... the economy is making me adjust. That's just the way it is." -- 3.4.09, Los Angeles Times


Tito Being Baghdad Bob

Red Sox manager Terry Francona (left) and outfielder J.D. Drew are seen at a Spring Training workout.
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

Francona's Back Spin Is Hard to Swallow

"If I needed somebody to put a needle in me, Bill Palmer's doing it." -- 3.4.09, Terry Francona... has got to be kidding

Shaughnessy: An Injection of Speculation
Drew: Back Injection, Penny: Shoulder Not Strong Enough,
Lugo: Stomach Issues Again, Mazz: Pained Expressions

"Does that make any sense? A guy with a herniated disk flies three hours in the teeth of a snowstorm to get a shot that could be administered in the training room at City of Palms Park. Who does that? And we are supposed to believe this is no big deal?" -- 3.4.09, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe


Youk.S.A. ... Youk.S.A.

Team USA's Kevin Youkilis bats in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees in an exhibition spring baseball game in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
(AP)

Youkilis, Jeter Lead Team USA Over Yankees

Americans Beat Yankees, 6-5 | Reds Stop Sox, 9-8
Coco Crisp Could Have Pitched Better Than Ramon Ramirez

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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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