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12/05/2009 - 4:08pm
Red Sox won't play in Australia

According to the Red Sox they will not be playing an exhibition or regular season game in Australia as was reported Saturday in the Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph. A statement from the organization on the matter stated: “Major League Baseball controls all matters regarding international play of Major League games. Contrary to reports that came out earlier today, the Boston Red Sox aren't in negotiations to play nor plan to play a game in Australia in the 2010 season. We are privileged to have a passionate group of Red Sox Nation ‘citizens’ in Australia and we look forward to their continued support as we prepare for another exciting season of baseball.”


12/04/2009 - 11:44pm
Canadiens celebrate rout over B's

Mike Cammalleri had a hat trick and Carey Price made 37 saves as the Montreal Canadiens romped to a 5-1 victory over the Bruins at Bell Centre Friday. Jaroslav Spacek and Glen Metropolit also scored for Montreal on a night the Canadiens celebrated the 100th birthday of the franchise.  Vladimir Sobotka scored the only goal for the Bruins, who return home to host Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night. 


12/04/2009 - 11:29pm
Celts crush Thunder, sweep trip

The Celtics won their seventh straight game and completed a sweep of their four-game road trip with a 105-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night. Kevin Garnett scored 23 points on 10-for-11 shooting, while Paul Pierce added 21 points (all in the first half). The Celtics return to action Tuesday against Milwaukee. Click here for the Fast Break.


12/04/2009 - 8:00pm
Report: A's offered Scutaro three years

According to FoxSports.com, the Oakland A's offered Marco Scutaro a guaranteed three years, in a deal which would have translated to more money for the free agent shortstop. Scutaro signed a two-year, $12.5 million deal with the Red Sox, with a mutual option for 2012. The A's were the team mentioned in by Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein which forced the Sox' hand when it came to getting a deal done. "There was one team in particular that was really pushing aggressively, with a quicker timetable, and it looked like it was going to get done before the winter meetings," Epstein said. "So we acted quickly and Marco rally wanted to be a Red Sox and we wanted him to be a Red Sox and it came together rapidly over the last couple of days." For more details from the Scutaro press conference see the Full Count Blog.

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12/04/2009 - 7:34pm
Hoyer: 'Comfort' dealing with Sox

Padres GM Jed Hoyer, who was the Assistant GM for the Red Sox until October, declined to speak directly about a deal involving power-hitting first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Nonetheless, in a conference call to introduce new Padres Assistant GM (and former Sox director of amateur scouting) Jason McLeod, Hoyer did acknowledge that the familiarity of the Padres' top two baseball operations executives would create a "level of comfort" in any potential transactions with the Sox.

 

 

“I’m obviously talking totally hypothetically. Any transaction involving the Red Sox, I think there is a level of comfort,” Hoyer said in a conference call. “Most of the players over there were drafted by Jason. For a large part of that, I was the assistant GM. Knowing the player’s background, knowing their personality, there’s a comfort level in that, and frankly, I guess, a lack of risk compared to...

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