As we get ready to be bombarded with snow here on the Connecticut shoreline and most of New England on Friday, things remain quiet with matters involving the Boston Red Sox. There really hasn’t been much movement on the Mark Teixeira front other than the comments from a mystery GM yesterday and then later from Buster Olney about the Orioles being out of it.
If you look to the left, there is a new poll up in the sidebar. Where do you think Mark Teixeira end up? Please take a moment and vote.
So while we wait for Teixeira’s decision (hopefully it’s the Red Sox before Christmas), let’s check out what else is going on with all matters involving the hometown team.
It doesn’t appear the Red Sox will alter from their organizational philosophy about free agents with Mark Teixeira.
Bill Reynolds of the Providence Journal says there something wrong about awaiting Teixeira’s decision.
Curt Schilling talks about why Boston might be best for Teixeira.
While Dustin Pedroia has been named to the US roster for the WBC, Josh Beckett will be skipping it to make sure he stays healthy. Kevin Youkilis is hoping for an invite as well.
In his latest column, Ken Rosenthal at FOXSports.com says that once Teixeira signs, other free agents will start to sign as well. He also says that the Red Sox and the Mets are the primary suitors for Derek Lowe.
Just a quick observation here but we really haven’t heard anything about Jason Varitek since the Winter Meetings. It makes you think he could end up back in Boston.
The design deadline for the Red Sox spring training facility is today.
Gary Marbry of WEEI.com has a look at some odd stats for Kevin Cash, Mike Timlin and David Aardsma.
The official announcement came down from the Mets yesterday. The Mets and Red Sox will christen Citi Field with a 2-game exhibition series on April 3rd and 4th.
Curt Schilling talked again about his run-ins with Manny Ramirez while they were both members of the Red Sox.
The New York Times could make about $200 million if they sell their 17% share in the Red Sox.
Apparently the recession isn’t affecting ticket sales for the Red Sox. They sold 234,023 tickets over a 2-day period that started last Saturday.
Although he wasn’t there, Dustin Pedroia was honored by his hometown of Woodland on Tuesday.
In the previous poll, I asked whether or not you were a fan of the new Red Sox logo. 55% of the voters don’t like the new logo. My feelings are that while I like the logo as the new primary logo (it has that old time look and feel), I don’t think it should be worn on the field with the alternate logos.
That’s all for now. Updates as needed throughout the day. Thanks for making SOX & Dawgs a part of your day.