Sunday Notes and Links

A quick look at some of the material out there in the local newspapers and websites.

First of all, I’d like to send condolences to my good friend Chad Finn, who lost his mom last week.

Red Sox come together as they grind through injuries - Sean McAdam has this Red Sox team forming its own personality as it battles adversity.

Baylor is feeling skipped over in managerial mix - Nick Cafardo’s baseball notes have Don Baylor wondering why he can’t get another chance in the big chair. Nick also thinks that it is super-cool that “Astros catcher Jason Castro hails from Castro Valley, Calif.”

For tight-knit Sox, family matters - John Tomase’s baseball notes has the Red Sox clubhouse looking like a  kindergarten these days.

New Marshall in town makes Miami tougher - Albert Breer has picked the Dolphins to win the AFC East this season, and Brandon Marshall is a big reason for that pick.

Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats - Mike Reiss has 10 NFL/Patriots thoughts. He also has a profile on David Givens and his new smoothie business.

Patriots’ Success or Failure Against Jets Will Determine Fate in 2010 - Jeff Howe looks at the matchups between the two AFC East rivals.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick anticipates training camp full of “interesting” position battles - Ian Rapoport looks at the many defensive positional battles that Patriots training camp will hold.

Draft has turned into a glorified trade show - Gary Washburn says that the NBA Draft is broken, with players taken strictly on potential, and with teams constantly trading because they don’t like the players available.

Pickin’ apart draft results - Mark Murphy grades the winners and losers from the NBA draft.

Celtics’ future hangs on Rivers - Scott Souza looks at the importance of retaining Rivers for the Celtics.

Peter Chiarelli’s busy as a B - Stephen Harris notes that Peter Chiarelli was a very busy and popular man yesterday.

  • Classless

    I'm not sure what Gary Washburn would suggest the NBA do about the draft. If there isn't quality players available, the team drafting has every right to trade up, down, or out of the draft.

    As for Albert Breer, I wonder if he knows Miami doesn't really have a QB.