Today's jam-packed edition includes stories on Will Middlebrooks' mindset heading into this season, Jacoby Ellsbury avoiding contract talks, and a quartet of former members of the Red Sox talking about, well, the Red Sox.
Will Middlebrooks' glaring weakness is plate discipline. He's working on alleviating that issue. (Peter Abraham; Boston.com)
Steve Buckley believes Jon Lester, who reminds the Boston Herald writer of Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, has started spring training on a good note. (Steve Buckley; Boston Herald)
Jacoby Ellsbury was candid about his health when talking to the media yesterday, but when it came to his expiring contract, the 29-year-old remained silent. (Maureen Mullen; CSNNE.com)
Wishes of winning the World Series are always on the minds of each professional baseball player. That's no different for Stephen Drew, who also discussed his ankle injury. (Joe McDonald; ESPNBoston.com)
Tim Britton provides injury updates on Clay Buchholz and Alex Hassan. There's also no word on Mike Napoli's MRI. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)
Four former Red Sox players talked about their former club yesterday, all in different context.
- Adrian Gonzalez on why the Red Sox didn't win. (Jorge Ortiz; USA Today)
- Carl Crawford on the environment in Boston. (Dylan Hernandez; LA Times)
- Daisuke Matsuzaka on why he decided to sign with Cleveland. (Craig Calcaterra; Hardball Talk)
- Kevin Youkilis on his loyalty to Boston. (Mark Feinsand; NY Daily News)