Glenn Ordway is adamant that no deal has been stuck between the Red Sox and Scott Boras, but Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated is reporting that that the sides have come to a 6 year, $52 million deal with incentives that can bring it to $60 million.
Even acknowledging that article, Ordway says there is no agreement in place.
3:12 PM John Henry on WEEI says they are close, but no deal yet.
There has also been a lot of talk about D&C’s interview with Julio Lugo this morning (MP3 File- You may want to right-click the link and save it) where Gerry Callahan treated the new Red Sox shortstop pretty harshly, telling him he’ll never be as good defensively as Alex Gonzalez and pushing the issue regarding Lugo’s departure from the Astros after his then wife had accused him of hitting her.
No doubt about it, Gerry was a jerk in this interview. Even before it came to the incident with his ex-wife. Remember, she recanted shortly afterwards and he was found innocent at trial. The stuff about Gonzalez was just over the top.
Doug Mirabelli is back for another year with the Sox.
In the middle of all the Matsuzaka talk, David Scott reports that ESPN’s Dave O’Brien seems to be the likely choice to replace Jerry Trupiano in the Red Sox radio booth.
Tom Brady had some pretty harsh words for his teammates today. Albert Breer on The Point After has a link to former Globie Jerome Solomon’s blog (“King Solomon’s Mind“) in Houston, where he quotes an unidentified Patriot as having some tough words for the Texans.
The Media Circus has a look at at another distinguished week in the world of sports media.
Still nothing on anything Iverson-related…