Jed Hoyer spoke today on a few subjects regarding the Red Sox. He's shed some light on a few things, including Manny Ramirez, the center field situation and what' going to happen at shortstop:
"We haven't found a deal that works for us. I know that he is happy that we've talked to teams and shown a good-faith effort to trade him."
On our starting center fielder in 2006:
"We're making a lot of phone calls and we're working towards it," he said. "We have a list of guys we're going after and we're going after them hard and I think we're very confident we'll have a very good center fielder in 2006."
On the shortstop and leadoff situation:
"The season doesn't start for quite a while, and I think there's a lot of teams with openings right now and there's a lot of talk right now," Hoyer said. "The fans want a good leadoff hitter and a good center fielder. I think that's what we're trying to give them. We're not just trying to fill holes as quickly as possible to talk them off the bridge."