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Boston Red Sox: 8 Realistic Offseason Moves the Sox Should Consider for 2012
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To earn another celebration like this, the Red Sox must make some changes.

On Tuesday, there may be some relief from the paralysis that seems to have gripped Red Sox management since the disastrous end to the season.

Hopefully, the press conference to formally announce Ben Cherington’s assumption of GM duties from Theo Epstein will signal the beginning of a serious effort to refloat the good ship BoSox.

There is one festering sore that Cherington must immediately address.

Somehow, some way, he and the Red Sox must overcome the flow of rumor, innuendo and criticism that is dominating New England sports media. The local "Boys of Summer," the best players in MLB for four months, are being savaged in the press.

Boston area talk radio coverage these days sounds like what we might expect from a play by play of Christians vs. Lions in the Roman Colosseum.

The effect is compounded by an ineffectual response by the team: not just the players, but also ownership.

This is truly a PR disaster, and without being effectively blunted or refuted, it will fester for months like a dead critter under your porch.

Not until that is resolved will they be able to move on to actually resolve team (and eventually on-field) issues.

The best way to get a puppy to give up a chew toy is to tempt him with another one, and the same applies to reporters.

Here are a few suggestions that might give the media something else to talk about.

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