He may end up back in Fenway, but at age 31, Bay wants to see what is out there in the free agent waters.
Terry Francona held court on a number of matters, including Bay:
He has earned the right to be a free agent. This is his first time, and he wants to see it through. You know we're going to be a major player. We always are. Do I hope it gets done? Yeah.The Red Sox's exclusive rights to negotiate with Bay end at midnight tonight.
While Tito would like the Sox to go after some pitching (like John Lackey), David Ortiz says the team needs a power bat:
I said that like a year ago and everybody was looking at me like I was a (expletive) clown. You know? I said we needed another 30-home run hitter. Everybody was talking trash. There you go. Now what? ... You want to compete with those guys across the street? You better bring it. Period.The Sox have asked Atlanta for the medical records of free agent relievers Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano.