Sox signees: Who you should pay attention to


Sox signees: Who you should pay attention to

You can wade through the release to see the names of the 12 players the Red Sox signed to minor-league contracts (and invited to spring training) on Tuesday, but there are some a bit more interesting than others:
JESSE CARLSON: The ex-Blue Jay, whose signing was reported a week or two ago, could -- if healthy -- provide some left-handed help to the bullpen.
CARLOS SILVA: Remember him? He once went 14-8 for the Twins (granted, it was 2004) and won his first eight decisions for the Cubs in his only season (2010) in Chicago. But he finished that year 10-6, was released at the end of spring training last season, blasted the Cubs on his way out of town, and spent the first half last year in the Yankees' minor-league system before being released again because of what were described as "shoulder problems". If the problems are over, he'd be a classic "depth" signing: Someone who'd stay at Pawtucket until openings arose in Boston.
And if you think those types of players aren't important, think back to who was starting some crucial games during last September's collapse.
BRANDON DUCKWORTH, CHARLIE HAEGER, RICH HILL, TONY PENA JR., NATE SPEARS: They're all coming back after spending at least parts of last season in the Sox' system.

Roethlisberger responds to Edelman comments: 'We've got our trophies'

Roethlisberger responds to Edelman comments: 'We've got our trophies'

On Monday, Julian Edelman took a light shot at the Steelers when asked about Antonio Brown streaming Mike Tomlin’s postgame speech on Facebook Live. 

"That's how that team is run," Edelman said on WEEI Monday. "I personally don't think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but hey, whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses. Whatever."

Ben Roethlisberger, one of the players who was speaking during Brown’s video, was asked to respond to Edelman’s comments Wednesday. He did so by saying the Steelers are run in a manner that’s gotten them six Super Bowl championships. 

“I don’t think I need to speak much,” Roethlisberger said. “We’ve got our trophies out there. I’ve got owners that I think are the best in the business. They’re family to us, and I’m sure if he talked to his owner, he would say the same thing about the Rooneys. Anybody in here in the football world or the regular world that owns the Rooneys knows what they stand for. It’s a blessing to call them a family.”

Brown, whose actions were admonished by Tomlin Tuesday, could be fined if the NFL determines that he violated the league’s social media policy. The policy is as follows: 

"The use of social media by coaches, players, and other club football operations personnel is prohibited on game day (including halftime) beginning 90 minutes before kickoff until after the post-game locker room is open to the media and players have first fulfilled their obligation to be available to the news media who are at the game."

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