Things were quiet yesterday with the Mike Lowell negotiations. We learned from yesterday’s links that the Red Sox don’t want to give him a third year and he wants the third year to be guaranteed. If that happens, he would give the Sox a hometown discount. The Red Sox did meet with uber-agent Scott Boras to talk about Boras’ other clients he has with the Sox but presumably Alex Rodriguez was probably talked about a little. Also, the Red Sox are unsure about opening up the 2008 campaign in Japan. You can read about it in the links below.

Red Sox victory should be about celebration – not sexual exploitation [Maine Campus]

Paps and Kap at Spinners dinner [Boston Globe]

It’s Japan or bust [Boston Herald]

Red Sox sit down with Boras [Boston Globe]

All quiet in Lowell talks [Boston Herald]

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