Stuck Between a Doc and a Hard Place

Roy Halladay watches as fans hold up a sign during the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against Boston Red Sox in Toronto, July 19, 2009. Halladay has been the topic of trade rumors leading the MLB trade deadline.

OK J.P., We'll Throw In Michael Bowden

Sunday, Toronto 3, Boston 1 | Halladay Finishes Off Sox
Lester: Another Sox Starter Less Than Sharp After Long Rest
Maybe Jason Bay Was Thinking About His Next Interview RE: His Contract
J.D. Drew Sets the Tone for Sox Offense... ZZZzzzzz
Theo's Gamble: Green Whiffs Three Times
Good News: Ells No Longer Ill

"They should have traded him the other day, and to a National League team." -- Tito on Halladay

Bad Penny

Brad Penny wipes his face during a break in play against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto, July 18, 2009

Remember When Penny Was Winning Every Time He
Took the Mound... That Was Awesome
Five Straight Starts Without a W and Counting ...

Saturday, Toronto 6, Boston 2 | Bad Penny
Rzepczynsk Spells Trouble for Road Sox Bats
Sox Strand 7 Runners, 1 for 12 with Men in Scoring Position

"We needed a breakthrough at bat and couldn't get it." -- Sox manager Terry Francona on clutchless offense


Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz hands the ball to manager Terry Francona during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday, July 17, 2009. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

Buch Stopped Here, Shipped Back to Pawtucket

>Friday, Boston 4, Toronto 1 | Clay Slays Jays
103 Pitches in 5 2/3 Innings... He's Working Dice-K's Side of the Street
Hip, Hip, Hooray: Mike Lowell Returns to the Lineup
Yooooouuuuuukkkkk Starts Strong with 2-Run Jack
When Is Daniel Bard Getting Jonathan Papelbon's Contract?
A Clap for Pap: Closer's ERA Down to 1.80, Save No. 24

"(Buchholz) was awesome. He threw every pitch in any count. You could tell he was frustrating those guys." -- Former Buchholz teammate Dustin Pedroia

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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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