Pretty valuable re-signing by the Patriots on Thursday.Dan Connolly, who played 14 games at center after Dan Koppen went down, will be back with the team in 2012 according to Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe. When Stephen Neal went down in 2011, Connolly played at right guard. When Logan Mankins was holding out, he played left guard. In all, he's started 24 games the past two years. Dan Koppen, the Patriots center since 2003, is also a free agent.
Trenni Kusnierek sits down for a couple of interviews at Spring Training in Fort Myers, FL.
First up, President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski talks about "winning the winter", and filling the leadership void left by David Ortiz.
Also, Dombrowski's two biggest acquisitions during his tenure with Boston , Chris Sale and David Price, discuss expectations for the rotation, and getting to know each other off the field.
The Celtics reportedly are "expected" to talk to the Mavericks about a deal for Andrew Bogut, according to scout.com, but negotiations would be "dependent on what bigger move Boston can make".
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Bogut, 32, is in the final year of his contract. The 7-foot center, while healthy, has played in only 26 games this year and is averaging just three points a game. But he's also averaging 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes, and rebounding has been one of the Celtics' big areas of weakness this year. The C's rank 27th in the league in reboundinh, and 26th in defensive rebounding.
According to scout.com, the Mavs would part with Bogut for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's first-round draft choices.