The baseball GM meetings are in Palm Springs today, and Red Sox GM Ben Cherington has a lot of work to do just to fill his roster, let alone building a contender.

Five trades Red Sox should explore – Gordon Edes looks at some players he feels the Red Sox should target via trade.

Red Sox in a position to take some chances – Peter Abraham thinks old friend Justin Masterson might be worth looking into.

Ben Cherington takes lead – Scott Lauber says that the GM is clearly in charge right now, something that wasn’t always apparent earlier this year.

Jacoby Ellsbury a trade chip at talks – Michael Silverman says that the outfielder is drawing interest, though the Red Sox are not going to give him away.

The Patriots and their overrated coach are prepping for the Buffalo Bills as they come off their bye week.

Off bye, Bill Belichick puts Pats right to work – Jeff Howe has said overrated coach putting his team through a full-pads workout yesterday.

Ninkovich’s impact has grown as Patriots season has gone on – Paul Kenyon looks at the role of the versatile defender.

Patriots historically tough to beat after bye week – Tired of the ad nauseum self-scouting talk from last week, Shalise Manza Young notes that the Patriots have historically gotten better after the bye week.

Fells way opens up – Howe’s notebook has the Patriots tight end happy to do whatever is needed.

The Celtics look to win their second game against the Washington Wizards tonight at the Garden.

Deep roots of defense – Mark Murphy has a good look at the history that Jason Terry and Avery Bradley share, and has Terry relating what it is like to go against Bradley.

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One thought on “Rebuilding Of Red Sox Starts With GM Meetings

  1. Quoting from Scott Lauber’s article:

    “Who’s making the decisions there?” he said.

    Three months later, there isn’t much doubt.

    Team president Larry Lucchino remains a forceful voice in the Red Sox front office, to be sure, but as Ben Cherington arrived for the two-day general managers meetings that open here today, he’s as empowered as ever in his 13-month tenure on the job.
    How long before that changes to “Larry Lucchino is a bit like Jerry Jones” these days that are later combated by Peter Gammons reminding you that John W. Henry is already patenting a time travel machine but that Ben is still in charge.


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