Before getting to the regular links, a bit of disappointing news from the weekend – Howard Bryant, writer for ESPN, charged with domestic assault in Buckland. The former Boston Herald sport columnist, and now senior writer for ESPN.com was arrested on Saturday, and will be arraigned today.
Seguin, Hall still feeling growing pains – The CSNNE.com notes has the much-hyped rookies going through a developmental first year. The Herald Bruins Notebook from Conroy has more on Lucic’s strong play. The Globe notebook from Fluto Shinzawa has Johnny Boychuk playing in front of his home crowd last night.
The deal with Celtics: They’ve moved on – Steve Bulpett says that the Celtics have turned a corner in adjusting to the trade of Kendrick Perkins. Gary Washburn says Rajon Rondo is still having a tough time. Rich Levine says that player movement is just the nature of the beast in professional sports.
Delonte West should help Celtics – Chris Forsberg says that West might be the biggest addition for the Celtics.
Trade bolsters C’s chances of getting out of the East – A. Sherrod Blakely says that the trade for Jeff Green was made with an eye on the competition in the Eastern conference. Blakely also reports that Troy Murphy has received his buyout from the Warriors and could be headed to the Celtics today.
How Josh Beckett, Jon Lester view the Red Sox’ Opening Day starter debate – Rob Bradford gets the debate started early. Beckett was a popular topic today, with additional stories from Michael Silverman | Sean McAdam | Joe McDonald | Brian MacPherson
Pitcher caught breaks – Peter Abraham has Clay Buchholz aware that he received some good luck during his 2010 breakout season. The Red Sox notebook from Scott Lauber has more on Buchholz. Michael Silverman looks at the Red Sox connections between Carl Pavano, Josh Beckett and Buchholz.
New stars adjust to spotlight – Scott Lauber has Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez having their eyes opened about what it means to be a member of the Red Sox in just the first week of camp.
Red Sox Prospect Lavarnway Knows The Drill – Dom Amore has the fast-rising catching prospect still a work in progress.
Francona really steps into one – Michael Vega’s notebook has the Red Sox manager trying to end a feud between White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and his former (and current Red Sox) pitcher Bobby Jenks.