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While most of New England digs out from the snowstorm that passed through on Friday, all of Red Sox Nation and the baseball world is still wondering what is going on with the Mark Teixeira saga.

The general consenus from around all of baseball is that the Boston Red Sox are still in the hunt and probably are still considered the front runners. Most are calling John Henry’s statement from Thursday night a bluff to Scott Boras’ demands. For me, I’m wasn’t so sure at first. I really thought the Red Sox were done.

But like I said above, the more and more I read from around the blogosphere and media, the Red Sox and Boras are playing high stakes poker. And as many have pointed out, this isn’t the first hand that the Red Sox and Boras have played. And we know it won’t be the last.

I’ve never said my opinion was right about this because until the ink is dry on a contract somewhere else, the Red Sox aren’t going anywhere. And as I said, I’d be the first to admit I was wrong when I said the Red Sox were out of it. So there you go. I’ve reversed course now and say the Red Sox are still players for Teixeira. Honestly though, I’d just wish he’d sign and get over this long saga. It’s getting old at this point.

So let’s move forward and get to some links including ones I missed yesterday.

John Henry and the Red Sox can teach Wall Street a thing or two with the way they handled things on Thursday night.

Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald says the Red Sox better have a Plan B should Teixeira sign elsewhere.

Kevin Youkilis said on Thursday night that he wouldn’t mind shifting back to third base should the Red Sox get Teixeira.

Theo Epstein and Terry Francona offered no comments about what transpired Thursday night.

Teddy Ballgame offers up an unpopular position on Mark Teixeira.

Alex Speier of would like to remind us that the Red Sox still need a starting catcher for 2009.

Fred Lynn was tabbed by the Salem Red Sox as the keynote speaker at their hot stove banquet on my birthday, January 29th.

JetBlue is now the official airline of the Boston Red Sox.

There are more than 100 companies interested in building the new Red Sox spring training site in Lee County, FL.

12 architectural firms applied to design the new spring training site.

In case you missed it, Jon Lester won a TYIB award for his no-hitter back on May 19th against the Royals.

That’s all for now. Updates as warranted. Thank you for making SOX & Dawgs a part of your day.