- It sounds like J.D. Drew is going to retire from baseball. But even if he chooses to play another year, it certainly won’t be with the Red Sox. Thanks to this guy, we know that Drew’s number won’t be immediately retired.
- According to the Globe’s Peter Abraham, Kevin Youkilis knew early on that the Red Sox clubhouse wasn’t quite right: “It was very different,’’ said Youkilis. “It was noticeable early, but when you win, winning heals all the wounds. But we definitely didn’t have the right attitude in a lot of ways.” Youkilis hosted a charity event for Youk’s Kids yesterday. Keep in mind that the majority of the same team will be back in 2012. It will be up guys like Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia to be sure that the Red Sox assume the right attitude. They need to have each others’ backs. I’m sure Bobby Valentine will drive that point home throughout Spring Training and into the season.
- Via Twitter, Nick Cafardo is reporting that as of last night the Red Sox and Edwin Jackson were not close on a deal.