Last night was the Non-Tender deadline and if you're like me (who ust figured out what that was this morning) than it is basically offering longer contracts to the players who do not have them, or offering contracts period. The Red Sox "offered contracts period" to Casey Kotchman (right), Jeremy Hermida, and Boof Bonser. They offered longer contracts to Jonathan Papelbon, Manny Delcarmen, Hideki Okajima, and Ramon Ramirez (senior). The Red Sox did, in fact, pass by on signing Brian Anderson who we will not see in 2010. Arbitration can happen between January 5-15 so some of these players still may not be with the team in 2010 (Kotchman, Hermida, and Bonser) but the rest will. I think they are going to sign Kotchman, Bonser, and Hermida because of the roles they stand for. Kotchman and Hermida will be important bench players while Bonser may be useful if a starter gets injured. Go Sox, all the way!!!!!!!!!