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Morning Sox Stuffers 4/15/2011: Doubt Jonathan Papelbon!

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 10: Jason Varitek #33, Jonathan Papelbon #58 and Adrian Gonzalez #28 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate a win against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park April 10, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 10: Jason Varitek #33, Jonathan Papelbon #58 and Adrian Gonzalez #28 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate a win against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park April 10, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Back In Boston

[Video] State of the Nation -- Gordon Edes, ESPN

Including Jonathan Papelbon giving a surprisingly good interview! He would like for you to doubt him, and perhaps partake in some "Haterade".

Hitting Coach Magadan Sees Improvement In Bats -- Sean McAdam, CSNNE

Gotta say I agree with Magadan here. It's tempting to just point to OPS and runs and say "no, wait, look," but the Sox have put on some solid performances here, even if they haven't ended up on the board.

 

Red Sox to have four of first 40 draft picks -- Brian MacPherson, Providence Journal

First round
19. From Detroit, compensation pick for Victor Martinez
26. From Texas, compensation pick for Adrian Beltre

Compensation Round A
36. Compensation pick for Martinez
40. Compensation pick for Beltre

Clay Buchholz surprises Red Sox fans with tickets -- Jason Mastrodonato, MLB.com

How could he?

I kid! Maybe. . .

Buchholz: Crawford key to Sox ending slide -- Kirk Minihane, WEEI

Will John Lackey Get It Together? -- Rob Neyer, Baseball Nation

Q&A with Prospect Kyle Weiland -- Matt Huegel, SoxProspects.com


Around The AL East

Yankees 6, Orioles 5 - Dan Hanzus, Pinstripe Alley

WARNING: Involves walk-offs and pie.

View From The Other Side -- Stacey, Camden Chat

Yankees sign Red Sox castoff Jason Place -- Peter Abraham, Boston Globe

Season-ending surgery likely for Pedro Feliciano, DL for Betances and Banuelos - Travis G, Pinstripe Alley

It's time for Phil Hughes to take a timeout -- Andrew Marchand, ESPN

Rays 4, Twins 3 -- BWoodrum, DRaysBay

And so it was that the hapless Red Sox awakened the Ray for the next five months. And it was bad.

 

MLB In General

The Definitive Sabermetric Guide to Managing -- Scott McKinney, Beyond the Box Score

Manny belongs in Hall of Fame -- Chad Finn, Boston Globe