The Mike Napoli signing continues to confound. We know the dude either failed his physical or some red flags shot up that forced Sox brass to re-think the terms. Hopefully we’ll know by Christmas whether he’s coming aboard with all sorts of medical caveats written into a shorter contract or both parties have decided to part ways.

In the meantime, I am loving the official party lines out of Yawkey Way on the subject, like this one from Ben Cherington: “It’s a situation where we’re working through some things in regard to the player.”

That’s gold, Jerry. Gold!