Yesterdays questions and answers were only the beginning. Today Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein and manager Terry Francona met with the media to answer more questions regarding offseason plans, contracts, and club improvements.
Here are some reports courtesy of my Twitter feed
AmalieBenjamin—Guys are packing up in RedSox clubhouse. Seen: Beckett, Bay, Buchholz, Lowrie, Gonzalez, Byrd, Saito, Tito, Farrell.
PeteAbe—Theo: Pencil Buchholz into 2010 rotation. Wakefield in plans as well.
AmyKNelson—See how surgery for Wakefield will go but red sox want him back. Jason Bay they hope to sign...negotiations will continue.
PeteAbe—Farrell will be back. Astros have permission to interview Mills and Bogar.
AmyKNelson—Martinez will catch next year, not fair to discuss Varitek situation b/c Epstein has not talked to Vairtek yet.
AmyKNelson—Papelbon "can be better" and Epstein knows he will work in offseason to be better, even though he had a good year.
IanMBrowne—Bumped into Dustin Pedroia at Subway. Classic!
It's always good to throw in a humor tweet.
Obviously there are a lot of questions. Here's a quick rundown of what the Red Sox have to do this offseason and some other notes and question marks. Not in any particular order.
- Re-sign Jason Bay
- Sign/trade another big bat
- The Jason Varitek situation
- Jonathan Papelbon cannot completely rely only on his fastball
- Tim Wakefield's health if he returns
- Who will be the starting shortstop?
- David Ortiz
Some good news coming out of the playoffs? Daniel Bard, Daniel Bard, Daniel Bard. He was a ray of hope especially in Game Three getting out of the bases loaded jam and he will be someone special.
That's all for now. Should be an interesting offseason folks.
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