Cherington and Farrells post season press conference.

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    Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell just met with reporters for 34 minutes. A few of the highlights: • Qualifying offers of one year and $14.1 million have been extended to three free agents: shortstop Stephen Drew, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and first baseman Mike Napoli. They have a week to decide whether to take them. The Red Sox would receive draft-pick compensation from any team that signs one of those players. • The Red Sox, as expected, did not extend a qualifying offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who made $4.5 million last season. But Cherington said they are interested in bringing all of their free agents back. • The Red Sox, Cherington said, expect their entire coaching staff to return. They have not been asked permission to speak with any of the coaches. Torey Lovullo was considered a potential candidate in Detroit before Brad Ausmus was hired. • President Obama called Farrell this afternoon to congratulate him on the World Series. The Red Sox open next season in Baltimore and could visit the White House around that time. • Cherington said it would take a "compelling" reason to move Shane Victorino out of right field. • Farrell suggested that RHP Brandon Workman would start next season in the bullpen. • Cherington said the Red Sox would like to add to their bullpen depth. He and Farrell both suggested that maintaining their starter depth was a priority.

     
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    Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell just met with reporters for 34 minutes. A few of the highlights: • Qualifying offers of one year and $14.1 million have been extended to three free agents: shortstop Stephen Drew, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and first baseman Mike Napoli. They have a week to decide whether to take them. The Red Sox would receive draft-pick compensation from any team that signs one of those players. • The Red Sox, as expected, did not extend a qualifying offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who made $4.5 million last season. But Cherington said they are interested in bringing all of their free agents back. • The Red Sox, Cherington said, expect their entire coaching staff to return. They have not been asked permission to speak with any of the coaches. Torey Lovullo was considered a potential candidate in Detroit before Brad Ausmus was hired. • President Obama called Farrell this afternoon to congratulate him on the World Series. The Red Sox open next season in Baltimore and could visit the White House around that time. • Cherington said it would take a "compelling" reason to move Shane Victorino out of right field. • Farrell suggested that RHP Brandon Workman would start next season in the bullpen. • Cherington said the Red Sox would like to add to their bullpen depth. He and Farrell both suggested that maintaining their starter depth was a priority.



    Guess Boston is going to try hard to resign Ellsbury or someone else.  Bullpen may looked strong again after Miller and who know that Bailey isnt trade are both coming back.  

    Nice to hear that they wanted everyone to come back.  But they know $$$$ is the issue as well to try to stay under the luxary tax limit.  They can do it.

    It will be interesting once mid night start tonite, we will start hearing all MLB teams making their moves!!

     
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    I think Ells will sign first--I don't think the Mariners will wait too long to make an outlandish offer similar to Pap's signing a couple of years ago.

     
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    I think Ells will sign first--I don't think the Mariners will wait too long to make an outlandish offer similar to Pap's signing a couple of years ago.



    First of all, Mariniers isnt going to make a quick offer to Ellsbury.  Cuz this year free agency have a very deep pool of talent players and everyone know that all of them are going to take their time and also try to wait for their best offer.  If Mariniers offer quickly, there will be few teams will opt thier offer to trump the Mariniers's offer.  I think Mariniers can just wait and see and then try to trump the offer at the end.  

    But the problem is that sometime Boras will not tell anyone who are the team that have made the best offer.  He is going to do the "Mark Texeiria" way like Boras kept his mouth shut and took the best deal which that was the Yankees.

     
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