Game 1 (Tucson): Javier Vazquez vs. Doug Davis
Time: 2:05 p.m. CT, Radio: MLB.radio (Live Boxscore; MLB Gameday)
Sox: Ozuna, 2B; Cabrera, SS; Thome, DH; Konerko, 1B; Dye, RF; Pierzynski, C; Crede, 3B; Quentin, LF; Bourgeois, CF
D'backs: Burke, 3B; Hudson, 2B; Jackson, 1B; Byrnes, LF; Nixon, RF; Snyder, C; Salazar, CF; Owings, DH; Ojeda, SS
Game 2 (Hermosillo, Mexico): Nick Masset vs. Edgar Gonzalez
Time: 3:05 p.m. CT (Live Boxscore; MLB Gameday)
Sox: Owens, CF; Uribe, 2B; Swisher, DH; Fields, 3B; Eldred, 1B; Anderson, LF; Negron, RF; Phillips, C; Rouse, SS
D'backs: Bonifacio, 2B; Drew, SS; Young, CF; Reynolds, 3B; Upton, DH; Romero, A, LF; Hammock, C; Kelly, 1B; Parra, G, RF
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[editor's note, by The Cheat]
For those of you who, like me, weren't fans of the Scott Linebrink deal, this quote won't help
"The money, I mean, I would be lying if we said the money didn’t mean anything," Linebrink said. "The biggest thing of that deal was that [Williams] was willing to go to four years. We talked to a couple of other teams, and they were only willing to do three. That really opened up my eyes. "But the market, it was what it was. We started looking at comparable guys in my position, and that’s where it was at. We really didn’t increase the market by 50 percent or anything like that. Yes, it’s a significant contract, but the years were the biggest part of it."
Upon posting, I now realize that I misread the quote, but I'll leave it up anyway.