Morning Sox Stuffers 5/24/2011: Begrudging Asdrubal Cabrera/Justin Masterson Day

First, in case you missed it yesterday:

Back In Boston

Should Sox have walked Cabrera? -- Tim Britton, Providence Journal

Facing Cabrera wrong move from the start -- Peter Abraham, Boston Globe

Asked and answered, I suppose.

Asdrubal Cabrera: Underrated? Or THE Most Underrated? -- Grant Brisbee, Baseball Nation

Sox see what may have been -- Michael Silverman, Boston Herald

Masterson a Francona favorite no more -- Chuck Murr, ESPN

"It's hard not to love him, we all do. But I hope we beat his brains out," Francona said before the former Red Sox right-hander started the opener of a three-game series for the Cleveland Indians against Boston on Tuesday night.

Well, that didn't really turn out...

Justin Masterson has a softer side, but... -- Dennis Manoloff, Cleveland.com

Drew stays patient -- Scott Lauber, Boston Herald

"I feel comfortable at the plate," Drew said. "It's just a matter of not missing the pitch that I have a chance to do something with. There's been some times when I've had some good pitches to hit and just hit it hard for a groundball out or a line-drive out."

Daisuke to be seen by Yocum for elbow -- Alex Speier, WEEI

Francona: "[Daisuke] not going to have surgery" -- Tim Britton, Projo Sox Blog

So which is it? I'd say both the "TJS could be coming" camp and Francona are being misleading here. What's happening is that Daisuke is going to go get a second opinion on a torn UCL. There are two possible outcomes to this. Either Yocum agrees with the other doctors and he rehabs, or he gets a different take and runs with it straight to the operating system. 

Basically, the only information we have is that he's going to get a second opinion...and we pretty much already knew that.

Tim Wakefield: One for the ages -- Kirk Minihane, WEEI

The Book: Drake Britton -- Chris Mellen, SoxProspects.com 

A good look at a start for the struggling Drake Britton and what might be wrong with him.

The Worst Players of 2011 -- Satchel Price, Beyond the Box Score

Featuring (sadly) Carl Crawford...

 

Around The AL East

Blue Jays 7, Yankees 3 -- Tom Dakers, Bluebird Banter

The view from the other side -- Frankie Camp, Pinstripe Alley

Ray 3, Tigers 6 -- Erik Hahmann, DRaysBay

 

MLB In General

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About UZR -- Dave Gershman, Beyond the Box Score

Numbers numbers numbers numbers numbers!

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