FT. MYERS, Fla. (AP) Red Sox major manager John Henry reiterated his objectives Monday of which he features simply no ideas on marketing the actual franchise.
Meeting with all the advertising from JetBlue Park a day in advance of Boston's pitchers and catchers statement to get spring training, Henry spoke on many matters, but has been adamant related to keeping that repairing Red Sox, regardless of reports towards contrary.
''You just you should not have a chance to personal such as the particular Boston Red Sox . As lengthy when you can easliy accomplish it, the particular a few among us are dedicated to currently being here,'' Henry told reporters, while acknowledging crew us president Larry Lucchino and also chairman Tom Werner. ''These views which we are for some reason selling, all those tend to be simply just not true.''
For the 2nd time frame with as numerous seasons, Boston will open camp that has a fresh manager. John Farrell replaced Bobby Valentine following on from the Red Sox concluded 69-93 past year, twenty six games guiding the New York Yankees within the American League East. Since then, normal director Ben Cherington includes changed the particular roster - the particular wrongdoing figures to receive an upgrade by using outfielder Shane Victorino and first baseman Mike Napoli inside the crease - and also Henry appears to help similar to what your dog sees . on paper.
''I would certainly say, specially in comparison to last year, I really should be optimistic. You have to be encouraging we is not going to have the exact style of accidental injuries we had continue year. I was advised that marilyn and i assume to own like 15 percent with our payroll on the DL during every offered season. Last 12 months ?t had been 45 percent. We acquired seven outfielders to the DL during a single time,'' this individual said. ''You end up being positive of which whenever absolutely nothing else, we could possibly be healthy compared to i was final year.''
When questioned in the event the Red Sox, who have not designed this playoffs seeing that 2009, can gain that season, Henry had been blunt: ''Yes.''
''I absolutely think,'' this individual continued, ''that we are going to put up for a playoff spot.''