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Brian McCann. While the Rangers, who have tried to trade for him several times and offer no state income tax, are expected to make a significant run, Braves officials think McCann could be a Boston possibility as a catcher, first baseman and eventual DH. “Never underestimate how close Brian is to David Ross,” says one Braves front office member. “Ross loves Boston, and the culture the Red Sox have built fits Brian McCann.”

The rumors are really heating up that the Red Sox are going to make a strong play for McCann. I always get nervous about investing a bunch of money in a catcher, but McCann would really fit in nicely in the Red Sox lineup.