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07:55 AM ET 01.10 | Are the Red Sox getting any closer to signing Mike Napoli? Here is what Ben Cherington had to offer about the [Napoli] situation when he was on MLB Network Radio on Wednesday: "All I can say is that at the outset of the offseason it was our intent to add offense at first base, and we pursued Mike Napoli as everyone knows. Until there's a deal, there's no deal, and it's clear, I think, everyone knows that there's some issues that we've had to try to work through. We remain hopeful that we'll be able to work through them ... I don't want to speak for Mike, but I hope he feels the same way. Until we do [work something out] there's nothing to report, there's no deal and we'll just have to keep working at it."

The Boston Globe

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January 10, 2013  08:54 AM ET

I would hope that Cherington is working on an alternative solution because it doesn't look like this Napoli deal will ever be resolved.

January 10, 2013  09:04 AM ET

Michael Morse.

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January 10, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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I wish the Bosox could just buy him from the Nats instead of having to trade for him.

It would seem the Nats would have the leverage in that deal.

January 10, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Just my opinion but I really think this whole thing is a cluster **** and the Sox mangement is screwing the pooch.

January 10, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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So, the update is that there's no update?

The best thing to say when there is nothing to say is nothing.

January 10, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Start learning to make Pizza's Mike!!

January 10, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Until there's a deal there's no deal ... duh!

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January 10, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Water is also wet and this is this, it's not something else.

There is water at the bottom of the ocean.

<flips quarter to David Byrne>

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January 10, 2013  01:08 PM ET
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Just my opinion but I really think this whole thing is a cluster **** and the Sox mangement is screwing the pooch.

Sometimes doing nothing - even if temporarily - is the wiser choice.

At least in the past, Boston management didn't show their hand until a deal was done and signed. So don't expect us all to know what happened or is happening. Secrecy actually protects all parties here.

As for doing bad things to pooches, I am reluctant to declare that until deals are made. There are a few management made in years past (e.g. Lackey) that I'm sure they wish they could take back. Given the reports of a hip issue here, it's best to proceed wisely.

First base isn't even a "gotta have" for Boston. Like many teams, they'd prefer to spend more time, effort, and money on starting pitching. So I'm not going to lose sleep over them holding out for a better deal with Napoli.

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January 10, 2013  03:07 PM ET
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So, the update is that there's no update?

pure much,at the same time the red sox GM try to explain,, if the player can't play there is no deal untill the player its able to play fully healthy then we will endorse any updates,,,

January 10, 2013  03:09 PM ET
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Personally, I don't want it to be resolved. Boston needs a real first baseman and if that means a bit less offense in exchange for a guy that the rest of the infielders can count on then I'm OK with that.

Morse?? this guy its available through trade,,should red sox go bidding for his service at first base??

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January 11, 2013  08:35 PM ET

This is so typical of the ineptness the Red Sox front office has demonstrated the past four years, one screwup after another.

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