NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It's another journalism day game for the baseball writers as it's Day 2 of the Winter Meetings. Powered by some good music this morning (mostly Guns N' Roses), here is what we have going on today:
• Red Sox manager John Farrell will meet with reporters this afternoon. We'll hopefully get his thoughts on Mike Napoli and how the Sox plan to use him.
• The Sox are still on the prowl for players. They need a starting pitcher and a right fielder, preferably one who hits lefthanded and can play center field if needed. Or not.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Red Sox are among the many teams interested in RHP Brandon McCarthy. He could be a bargain in the starter market given his upside. The White Sox, Cubs, Royals, Diamondbacks, Twins, Rangers, and Angels also have interest.
• Just a thought, but don't the Red Sox need a solid backup first baseman? Because Mike Napoli can catch, it's certainly feasible he will catch on occasion or even switch from first base to catcher if a need arises. The Sox could use a good glove to come off the bench.
Check back later for more.