No Talk and No Action
Should the Sox Throw Out the Baby with the Bath Water?
"It's highly unlikely that Wells would retire if he weren't dealt to a team closer to his San Diego-area home. However, the fact that Wells didn't stretch with his teammates during the Sox' first spring workout and didn't partake in Photo Day would suggest that he has made little effort to make himself a part of the team.
'''What I can say,' Clifton said, 'is David has always been a popular teammate, because his teammates know he's the ultimate gamer every fifth day. I think David's plan is to focus on getting ready for the season.'"
"Translation: Even when he wants to be dealt, Wells is going to get ready at his own pace." -- 2.28, Chris Snow, Globe Notebook