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06:30 AM ET 12.03 | Robinson Cano said he would welcome David Ortiz switching sides in the storied baseball rivalry between New York and Boston. "It would be a good idea, having another lefty on the team," Cano told the Daily News while in attendance at Ortiz's fourth annual charity golf tournament. "We all know he's a great hitter. Last year, a lot of people were saying, 'He's done.'" He proved a lot of people wrong. I like people, when they're down, they prove people wrong. He came back, did a great job."

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December 3, 2011  07:51 AM ET

as a sox fan, i hope they get him. Yes, he was decent last year, but he's getting older, had a few bad years recently, and i believe last year was the exception rather than the rule in terms of which way his hitting is going.

The sox really need to clean house and build around gonzalez, ellsbury and pedoria. They only have 2 starting pitchers that are decent/good (lester/bucholtz). Ship Youk off for another 3rd or 4th of the rotation starter. Ship Dice-K back to japan. Lackey's on DL this year so nothing can be done there. and for god sakes, find a catcher somewhere that can reach 2nd on his throws and hit over .200.

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December 3, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Oh the Red Sox fans would go mental if that happened. Sign him NY!!

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December 3, 2011  09:42 AM ET
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Oh the Red Sox fans would go mental if that happened. Sign him NY!!

Wrong. Most Sox fans think it's time to let Papi walk. If it's to the Yankees, so be it. Although I don't think Cashman is that stupid to add another old one dimensional player to his roster.

December 3, 2011  10:30 AM ET
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UGH....No more old guys....and especially no red sox retreads.we have too many guys that will need to rest, plus if montero isn't catching, he needs at batsAnd finally- anyone with a stupid arse beard thing he sports isn't welcome

Exactly. that DH spot is going to Montero. If he owned a glove and could play RF he would have value. But he doesn't and he cannot.

December 3, 2011  10:34 AM ET
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UGH....No more old guys....and especially no red sox retreads.we have too many guys that will need to rest, plus if montero isn't catching, he needs at batsAnd finally- anyone with a stupid arse beard thing he sports isn't welcome

+1




Except the beard part. Time to stop with that fascist policy.

December 3, 2011  10:49 AM ET
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Except the beard part. Time to stop with that fascist policy.

Indeed. No fascist Yankee grooming standards on the Red Sox. Not yesterday (Johnny Damon), not today (Papi) and not tomorrow.

Thank God I work in a profession where my abilities count more than superficialities. Check with the recent Wall Street meltdown and see how far that gets you.

December 3, 2011  10:50 AM ET
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UGH....No more old guys....and especially no red sox retreads.we have too many guys that will need to rest, plus if montero isn't catching, he needs at batsAnd finally- anyone with a stupid arse beard thing he sports isn't welcome

Bobby V..will utilize his whole bench.....platoons will be the norm....he's not gonna throw the same nine names in the lineup everyday.....one thing about Bobby V. if your names on the roster your gonna play....

December 3, 2011  10:56 AM ET
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.....one thing about Bobby V. if your names on the roster your gonna play....

a La Russa deciple, so to speak?

December 3, 2011  10:56 AM ET
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The sox really need to clean house and build around gonzalez, ellsbury and pedoria.

Don't count on it.

The owners of the Fenway franchise have invested hundreds of millions in a team that's built to win in the next two to three years. Throwing that all away and starting with a couple of superstars is bad business. The owners are in it to win, and they're not going to let emotions get in the way of winning now.

This is not a bad team. Add in a few pitchers and a right-handed-batting right fielder and they're back to being a very, very scary. As the owners themselves said, nothing dramatic is going to happen this winter. Just lifting the hood and making a few adjustments.

The "clean house" happened where it should have happened - the pitching coach, the strength coach, and the trainers. I might not have let Theo and Tito go, but that's a moot point now. Cherington and Valentine should do just fine. The latter I'm sure will have plenty to say about beer and fried chicken in the clubhouse during games, and who isn't doing their weight training.

December 3, 2011  10:59 AM ET
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a La Russa deciple, so to speak?

Yeah...definitely....but that's good....keeps your team fresher...and everyone feels involved...

December 3, 2011  11:08 AM ET

This is a typical New York Post speculation article.

As should have been readily apparent at the All Star game, Papi is friends with everyone. He set the stage for Cano winning the 2011 Home Run derby, with Gonzalez following a close and record-setting second. Cano is being a good human being by talking up his man Papi.

The Yankees don't need another aging DH. They've got plenty to choose from. Meanwhile Papi's entitled to explore his market value, and the Boston franchise is entitled to play hardball with him. That's business.

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December 3, 2011  11:13 AM ET
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Yeah...definitely....but that's good....keeps your team fresher...and everyone feels involved...

depends upon the rotation of players available ..

 
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