DALLAS -- Before leaving the winter meetings here, general manager Ben Cherington met with Brad Arnsberg to talk about the Red Sox' pitching coach vacancy.
Arnsberg has been a major league pitching coach with three organizations -- the Florida Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays and, most recently, the Houston Astros.
Arnsberg, who lives in nearby Arlington, was fired by the Astros in the middle of last season following a few dugout disputes with Brad Mills.
Josh Beckett worked with Arnsberg when Beckett pitched for the Marlins.
Cherington confirmed the meeting and said it "went well,'' but added that the Sox intend to speak to a "few'' other candidates for the position.
The Sox have retained three members of the coaching staff from last season -- Dave Magadan, Tim Bogar and Gary Tuck. They allowed Curt Young to return to the Oakland A's after one year with the Sox.
Boston must also hire two more coaches. There's been talk of moving Tim Bogar from third base coach to bench coach, which would leave the Sox in need of a first base coach and third base coach.
Michael Strahan cherished sacking Tom Brady. He embraced mere contact with the New England Patriots quarterback.
Strahan, who sacked Brady three times during his NFL career with the New York Giants, discussed how he felt when he got the opportuntiy to bring down Brady.
“You’ve never lived unless you’ve hit Tom Brady. Not just Brady but any quarterback," Strahan told WWD in a story published Wednesday. “Like, you hit a guy, hit a grown man, and you hear the life and the breath leave his body. There’s something very empowering about that. Then, you hit Brady, you sack him and you land on Brady. And you get up and you’re, like, ‘Boy, I see what Gisele is feeling. You know, I just laid down with Tom Brady. That was cool.'”
It sounds like Strahan may enjoy sacking Brady a little too much. But his abiltiy to get to Brady in the Super Bowl did help swing the result in the Giants' favor, so perhaps that's a part of why he has such fond memories of being atop Brady.
The Patriots are the likeliest destination for Darrelle Revis, according to reports. Tom E. Curran discusses whether or not Revis would want to return to the Patriots and what this means for Malcolm Butler.