Though they agreed on something resembling a deal a couple of weeks ago, the Red Sox and J.D. Drew have yet to finalize a contract. According to an item that appeared in Wednesday's Sun-Times, Gene Orza of the Players Association acknowledged that the Sox were “surprised” by several details in Drew’s medical report.

As a Cubs fan, I can only feel pity for the penny-pinching Bostons, so timid about possibly squandering millions and millions of dollars, as though they were their last. I thought the Cubs had set a more instructive example to the other 29 clubs this off-season.

That reminds me:

Jason Marquis was introduced Tuesday to the Chicago media.


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