The Red Sox just signed Tim Wakefield for another year. This is no surprise to me. He is a great innings eater and except for in the playoffs he is pretty effective. I'm also glad we have Cash who doesn't seem to have any problems catching his knuckle ball. Tim may be around for more than just next year. The Sox have a endless 4M per year option on him and knucklers seem to have very long careers.
I think the 09 roster is going to shape up really quickly. We already have 4 guys in the rotation, a full pen, 1st, 2nd, SS, 3rd, and the entire outfield set. Our real only question is a catcher. Personally I think we should keep Varitek for another year and make him only hit from the right side. Rumors are also flying about picking up Teixeira but there is really nowhere to fit him in unless Lowell or Youuuuukkkkk go.