Source: Sox interest in Holliday overstated?

December, 9, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's Day 3 of the winter meetings, and with the snow piling up outside back home in New England, the natives surely are getting restless, watching the Yankees trade for Curtis Granderson and, according to the early tweets of the day, reportedly coming to terms with Andy Pettitte to return in 2010 and going full-bore after Roy Halladay (Joel Sherman, New York Post).

Meanwhile, the Red Sox have added a fringe reliever who pitched in Japan and made a waiver claim on another guy named Ramon Ramirez. Shoot, even the Patriots have added more talent in the same time span, with Tom and Gisele's reported new arrival.

To which we can only say: The Red Sox are still pushing to get Jason Bay done. Matt Holliday is an alternative, but the lobby talk, one source warned, may be overstating how much interest the Sox have there. The lines are still open on Adrian Gonzalez -- the lobby talk still leans toward the Sox getting him eventually -- and on Halladay.

I know, I know, you've heard it all before. But stay tuned. The negotiating dance is a delicate one. Yes, sometimes you're left on the dance floor alone, which was the case last year when Mark Teixeira ran off with the Yankees. But right now, the music is still playing.

Oh, and it looks like a blizzard outside here as well.

Gordon Edes

ESPN Staff Writer



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