Good morning from the Winter Meetings

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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.

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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.

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