Perhaps taking a side isn't the point. [Miami's leadership void] extends to the coaching ranks, particularly if a Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel report that coaches ordered Incognito to "toughen up" Martin is true. ... [If true] the fact a coaching staff would order what is basically a Code Red on a player and use a player who was admittedly mentally unstable in the past to do it shows that staff is not just an accessory to this wrong but is actually complicit in the sin. And as the offender has been suspended and will be fired by not playing for the Dolphins again, so too the accomplice should be fired and not represent the Dolphins again. ... With respect to the Sun-Sentinel's reporting, I hope the information is not true. (Miami Herald) Comment
For starters, it should be noted that Gerald Wallace isn't complaining. He isn't offering a tale of woe. Let's get that part straight. The NBA veteran is simply admitting the obvious in response to direct questions and looking for ways to make things better in what is now a very trying and fluid situation with a Celtics team in makeover mode. "It's hard," Wallace said. "It's like starting from scratch zero with this team and trying to figure out what direction they're headed in and what pieces they're going to put together. For me, I've already been through that situation. I was on an expansion team in Charlotte. I've established myself. To have to start all over on a team that's starting from scratch is very difficult." For a guy in his 13th season, the fit seems difficult at best. (Boston Herald) Comment
Jarrod Saltalamacchia may just come up against a familiar friendly foe this offseason. After being drafted in the first round in 2003, [Saltalamacchia's] path to the majors with the Atlanta Braves was obstructed by fellow blue-chip catcher Brian McCann. Now, in the ultimate irony, McCann could replace Saltalamacchia with the Red Sox. If the Sox elect to move on from Saltalamacchia behind the plate -- and it sure seems like the World Series champions are leaning in that direction -- they likely will make a push for McCann, who also became a free agent last weekend. Although McCann figures to draw interest from several teams, including the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, his agent told the Herald that the 29-year-old is "fascinated" by the possibility of playing for the Sox. (Boston Herald) Comment
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