Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected in Fort Myers on Monday, but his workouts will be out of public view until Thursday.
Don Orsillo has signed a multi-year contract extension with NESN. While Announcer Boy does a fine job, I wish he did a little more than repeat the tidbits from that night's press notes and act as Remy's straight man.
The Globe's Nick Cafardo writes that "Manny Ramirez's frame of mind" is something the team needs to address and adds:
Though Ramirez came to spring training in a good mood last year after potential deals with the Orioles, Mets, and Angels fell through, Francona will likely have to contend with Manny being Manny again.Why? If it wasn't an issue in 2006, why would it "likely" be an issue in 2007? Cafardo doesn't come close to answering that question.