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Sean McAdam reports that Julio Lugo for Dontrelle Willis or Nate Robertson have stalled and are unlikely to pick up.

The Red Sox will also offer arbitration to Jason Varitek, a move he is likely to decline. It certainly would be in the Sox’s best interest for him to accept. It looks as if both sides will be playing chicken. It will be interesting to see who blinks first or if another team jumps in with a lucrative offer and a deadline so Boras can’t play the offer off the Sox, similar to what the Yankees did with Johnny Damon.