Thearon W. Henderson
Today's links include stories on Stephen Drew, the Mike Napoli situation, and more discussion on the Hall of Fame ballot.
Unfortunately, there are fans who will never be able to look beyond Stephen Drew being brothers with our old friend J.D. Stephen isn't worried about the comparison, or his upcoming season in Boston. (Providence Journal; Tim Britton)
There has been a lot of speculation flying around with the ongoing negotiations with Mike Napoli. It seems the reports of the team's interest in Adam LaRoche may have been a bit overblown. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)
With the acquisitions of Koji Uehara and Joel Hanrahan, a lot of talk has been about the potential pecking order in the bullpen next year. Daniel Bard is a name that hasn't come up too much in those discussions. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com)
Can Stephen Drew provide a solid presence at a position that has sorely lacked just that over the past few years. (Ron Chimelis; Masslive.com)