Found November 14, 2012 on NESN.com:
The offseason baseball wheels are turning, and so far, the Red Sox have been quiet. They picked up David Ross, but that was more notable for how it gave Boston three catchers and possibly two guys named Ross, not what it meant competitively. Red Sox fans aren’t interested in tinkering. They want news on Mike Napoli, Josh Hamilton, Jason Bay and the many other names that could immediately add sizzle to a floppy rotation and an outfield full of holes. But on Tuesday morning, as the Marlins pulled off a salary dump to the Blue Jays that rivals Boston’s August escapades and the Tigers won the Torii Hunter sweepstakes, silence continued for the Red Sox. You can’t blame fans for getting edgy — they were promised big moves this offseason, after all — but there’s plenty of time and big names for the Red Sox to still make moves. Seeing Hunter disappear from the outfield pool and Reyes and company land in Toronto shouldn’t be a concern for Red Sox rooters. Instead, Boston fans should be glad ...
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