Boston Red SoxWhile you’re waiting for the coffee to brew on this Christmas morning since you know the kids got you out of bed at 7 AM to open presents, let’s take a look at what’s in the news for the Boston Red  Sox.

It will be a Merry Christmas for the Drew family.

The New York Times is looking to sell it’s 17.5% share in the Red Sox. It’s yours if you have $200 million laying around.

The Red Sox and Mark Teixeira did come close to signing but a vesting option ended up being the deal breaker.

And if you were wondering how the timeline went down with the Yankees, Kat O’Brien of Newsday has that covered for you.

The Red Sox and Kevin Youkilis were unable to work out a long-term deal so Youk will be back on a 1 year contract. Youk will also play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

Sean McAdam of the Boston Herald wonders what the plan is for the Red Sox now.

The Red Sox payroll could drop by as much $20 million in 2009.

The Red Sox have been scouting Rangers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.