Jon Lester has done more than enough to warrant a contract extension from the Red Sox. The two sides could be in discussions this offseason.
The market for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew would appear to be shrinking, with few options remaining. The Red Sox, however, do remain one.
2yNow that Terry Francona is done as Boston's manager, the team begins to compile a list of suitable replacements.
2yAdrian Beltre hit three home runs and the Texas Rangers eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays from the playoffs Tuesday afternoon.
2ySean McAdam confirms that the Cubs have asked for permission to contact GM Theo Epstein. Once the Sox grant it, could Epstein be lured to Chicago? It's quite possible.
2yMajor-league sources say Terry Francona is not on the White Sox' list and is not expected to get an interview for their managerial vacancy.
2y'I don't to address it,' the ex-Yankee manager said when asked about about the open job in Boston.
2yTwo weeks ago, the Yankee catcher said he hated the Red Sox. Now he feels sorry for them.
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