Have We Ben Had?

Ben Cherington at BBWA dinner

McDonald in Left, Sweeney in Right,
Aviles/Punto at Short on Opening Day?
For Reals?

Cherington Trades the Starting Shortstop to the Rockies for Another Potential Pitcher
So This Surely Must Mean Hanley Ramirez Is Coming to Boston, Right?
Is This Really About Saving Pennies for the Shell of Roy Oswalt?
At Least Iglesias Will Be Ready to Hit in 2016

"Marco, last year, played very well, especially the last couple of months of the season, and I know Ben felt the same way. We can take the money and improve our team in other ways... We feel like we have enough coverage at shortstop. Mike Aviles is an interesting player, and the young man is going to get his chance. Obviously, Iglesias can really play defense and I'm looking forward to seeing him. We think we're going to be OK at that position." -- Bobby V towing the company line at the Baseball Writer's Dinner in NYC

The Scutaro Era is Ova

Marco Scutaro

Another One Bites the Dust at Shortstop

One Win from Indy

Gronking Ray Lewis - Boston Dirt Dogs
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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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