Nick Cafardo of the Globe says that what BP's Will Carroll wrote about J.D. Drew "is consistent with information the Globe has received". ... All Theo Epstein will say is: We're working with the language on the deal with Boras and we're expecting to get it done early in the week."
Daisuke Matsuzaka is back in Japan. He intends to return to Boston with his wife in January to look for a place to live and then begin training in southern California. Dice said the contract process
was mentally draining. It was tough. I'm not used to having an agent, and leaving everything up to him was something that was new to me. ... I know the expectations will be high. The fans in Boston gave me a great reception and I look forward to being able to please them.Here's a shocker: Murray Chass of the New York Times -- at one time a respected baseball reporter -- simply makes shit up. In this case, it's in no small part because of his white-hot hatred of the Red Sox. (After his mind became seriously unglued after October 2004, Chass is little more than a bitter old man banging haphazardly on a typewriter.)