Found December 16, 2012 on Ted's Army:
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Red Sox signed Shane Victorino to man right field next season, but Cody Ross still out there on the free agent market. His market is reportedly starting to heat up.According to Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are "intensifying" their efforts to bring the former Red Sox outfielder to Philadelphia.  He has also been courted by Seattle this offseason. CSNNE: Report: Phillies 'intensify' pursuit of Cody Ross I am surprised more teams are not actively pursuing Cody Ross. Sure, money is the reason why more teams are not, but he's not looking for Hamilton money. It again raises the question of, why don't the Red Sox just sign him? I wish I knew the answer. Is there a lingering injury that they are concerned about? Are they testing out the market to see what other teams are willing to offer him? Or, do they not want to pay him more than double of what they paid him last season? Probably the latter. Cody Ross will probably sign elsewhere by the end of the week and we'll move on. On Page 2, Kevin Youkilis doesn't care about the reaction of Red Sox fans And Red Sox fans? “There’s a lot of great Red Sox fans and they just wanted the best for me going forward,’’ he said. “I know there’s going to be some that don’t like this decision. You can’t worry about that. For me personally, I just want to go out and play and win, and I’m very fortunate now that I got traded to the White Sox, another historic franchise, too. So now I’ll have the opportunity to play on three unbelievable franchises in the game of baseball.” He’ll have an interesting new teammate in righthanded reliever Joba Chamberlain, who was often accused of head-hunting Youkilis. He brushed him back and hit him with pitches. “All that stuff that goes on on a baseball field is just things that happen,’’ Youkilis said. “It’s not a big deal to me. If it was that big of a deal, I wouldn’t be signing with the Yankees. But I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. And I think a lot of it is made out to be a lot bigger with the media and the fans. You know, there has been plenty of times where things have happened on the field where if you look at my stats, I’ve been hit 99 times. So there’s been multiple people that have hit me with pitches. I think Joba’s only done it to me once this year. But it’s not a big deal. We’re teammates now. We have the same goals. Going to spring training and trying to win. They fortunately got to win the AL East title, which I’m looking to do again as a Yankee.” Globe: New Yankee Kevin Youkilis not concerned about fan reaction in Boston I've said it before, I don't care. No one else offered him a contract, so what is he supposed to do? He didn't accept the offer right away, which leads us to believe he was waiting to entertain other offers. He was traded from the Red Sox and didn't reject an offer from them to sign with the Yankees. Youk should hear nothing but cheers from Red Sox fans. Will that happen? Probably not. The rest of the links: Globe: Youk speaks with NY media | ESPN Boston: Pawsox skipper DiSarcina 'very excited | Edes & Mac: What's next for Sox? | WEEI: What R.A. Dickey might mean: Analysing American League East rotations | Kevin Youkilis at Yankees introduction: 'I never thought I'd be on the other side'

One Drew Was Not Enough: Red Sox Ink Stephen

The Red Sox have been one of the baseball’s most active teams on the free agent market this winter, inking David Ross, Jonny Gomes, Shane Victorino, Koji Uehara, and maybe Mike Napoli (depending on a recent hold-up with his physical) as they look to pick up the pieces following a last place finish in 2012. Their August blockbuster with the Dodgers freed up hundred of millions of...

Red Sox Rumors: Boston Interested in Stephen Drew

The Boston Red Sox have “some interest” in free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN. #RedSox have some interest in Stephen Drew, sources say. Appear to see him mostly as a one-year stopgap as Iglesias & Bogaerts develop. — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 16, 2012 Stark notes that the Red Sox interest in Drew is as a one-year...

Talks "Intensifying" Between the Phillies and Free Agent Outfielder Cody Ross

Cody Ross. The one who once pitched an inning against the Phillies as a Marlin and the one who once killed the Phillies in the National League Championship Series back in 2010. Could Ross goe from foe to friend? According to's Ken Rosenthal the Phillies are "intensifying" their pursuit...

Red Sox Sign Stephen Drew To One-Year Deal

Free agent shortstop Stephen Drew agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Red Sox on Monday, likely becoming the club’s stopgap option at shortstop in 2013. The 29-year old shortstop is the younger brother of retired major league outfielder J.D. Drew, who played in Boston from 2007-2011. Like his older brother, Drew was a highly-touted prospect and a former first-round...

Report: Red Sox Sign Stephen Drew To One-Year Deal

It looks like Jose Iglesias will have to wait another year before taking over at shortstop for the Boston Red Sox. According to Jon Heyman of, the Red Sox and Stephen Drew have agreed to a one-year deal. Heyman reports that it's worth $9.5 million. With Mike Aviles being jettisoned in the off-season, it was thought Iglesias would have the chance to be the...

Gary DiSarcina Set for Triple-A Challenge Close to Family, Professional Roots (Video)

Gary DiSarcina is coming home. The Massachusetts native is coming back to the Red Sox organization to manage the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, after a couple seasons working in the Angels’ front office. Seemingly hungry to get back on the field — having spent a couple seasons prior to his time with the Angels in several on-field positions with Boston at the big league and minor...

Your Morning Dump...where the new shortstop is an old name

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Red Sox have an agreement with shortstop Stephen Drew on a one-year, $9.5 million deal, league sources told The Drew signing will allow the Red Sox one more year to develop slick-fielding...

Lucky 13

Mike Napoli -- Three years, $39 million (probably).Shane Victorino -- Three years, $39 million.And now Ryan Dempster (pictured) --  Two years for $26.5 million.And yes, David Ortiz too -- two years at 26. All multiples of 13.  Are the Sox superstitious?

Red Sox Sign Stephen Drew

Following additions to the outfield, bullpen, and starting rotation, the Red Sox filled the last hole on their roster early Monday morning, signing shortstop Stephen Drew to a 1-year, $9.5 million deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports  was first to report the news. While they have options like Pedro Ciriaco and Jose Iglesias on the roster, [...]

Boston Red Sox reality doesn’t match media spin

By adding Ryan Dempster, the Boston Red Sox continued their lackluster offseason (CBS Sports photo) The latest Herald piece about the Boston Red Sox paints a positive, though not particularly enthusiastic, view of the team’s offseason to date.  The opening thought, that the club is “not winning the offseason” is obviously accurate; while teams like the Angels (Josh Hamilton...

Report: Phillies Set Sights on Cody Ross

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies have ramped up their attempts to sign free agent outfielder Cody Ross. This, after inking Mike Adams and John Lannan to free agent deals early on Saturday. I’ve been a supporter of the Phillies signing Ross since at least June (on Phillies Nation TV) because he’s relatively cheap (we think) and it likely won’t take a contract...

Report: Phillies, Mariners ‘Intensifying Pursuit’ of Cody Ross

As expected, the chips are beginning to fall on the second tier of free agent outfielders now that Josh Hamilton has signed with the Angels. Cody Ross is receiving increased interest from the Phillies, among other teams, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal tweeted that the Mariners are also being more aggressive in their pursuit of the 31-year-old outfielder. Ross...

My Two Cents 12/14/2012

Steve and Connie Mack are back and they discuss the Philadelphia Phillies offseason moves including their disdain for brining Nick Swisher or Cody Ross to town. “Andy Reid” joins the show for a segment and they discuss the Philadelphia Eagles train wreck season and the future of the team. My Two Cents 12.14.12 Follow the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, and Flyers at
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