Have We Ben Had?

Ben Cherington at BBWA dinner
(AP)

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
(AP)

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 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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