Some noteworthy stories from around the web for Red Sox fans:
- Middlebrooks says he knows better, has decided against the team’s recommended course of going to winter ball. “He feels he can address what he needs to address,” GM Cherington says.
- Notes from the obligatory end of season press conference with GM Cherington and Manager Farrell. Among the tidbits:
- Christian Vazquez is ready to be the everyday catcher
- Some changes in the coaching staff—voluntary or involuntary—seem likely
- There’s a realization that mistakes were made when it comes to young players, but they won’t back away completely from that approach going forward
- And in case you missed it, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo ignited a bit of a firestorm with this look at who should stay and who should go on the Red Sox roster. I’m interested in your thoughts. Leave them in the comments.