John Henry: "Don't anticipate many changes at all"

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    John Henry: "Don't anticipate many changes at all"

    From WEEI.com:

    WOBURN -- Speaking at Jason Varitek's Celebrity Putt Putt fundraiser event at Athletic Evolution, Red Sox principal owner John Henry told WEEI.com that he does not expect his team to undergo significant alterations before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31.

    "We like this team so I don't anticipate many changes at all," Henry said. "I think moreso than in years past. Obviously we could use a strong right-handed bat, but this year that's a difficult commodity to get.

    "We gave up a few prospects in spring training so we would prefer not to do that. It will be driven by what opportunities exist, if any. There have been years where we haven't really done anything, and there have been years we saw an opportunity. It's hard to say."

    Henry also addressed the notion that the organization's budget was such that it would be difficult to add payroll for the regular season's final 2 1/2 months. The owner suggested that the organization had allocated the majority of its budget on the players making up the Opening Day roster, but that money most likely wouldn't be a hold-up in executing any transactions.


    "We have a tendency to spend pretty much everything we can in the offseason. And we were successful in doing so. I don't know if it's overly different this year. If something comes up we'll make room," Henry said. "But the big deal isn't so much money as it is prospects. We can have Player X, but this is what it's going to cost (player-wise), and it usually costs something.

    "I felt going into spring training this was as good a team as we've had, at least on paper and we've been able to execute. After those first 12 games we've been the best team in major league baseball. Since we watch every game, every day we're aware of every little weakness we have and some of the weaknesses we had in the first half may not be weaknesses as much in the second half."

    Asked what it was like to weather a 2-10 record to begin the season, Henry said, "Torture, for all of us. It wasn't just losing, it was how badly we were playing. But I had no doubt we would turn it around. It was was too good of a  team."

     
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    does anyone on this board believe the SOX wouldn't be in 1st place without CRAWFORD?
    just imagine if the SOX(john henry) still had that 140 million dollars available at this point.

    looking at my crystal ball i predict that CRAWFORD will be THEO'S biggest blunder yet, and that's saying a lot.

    john henry, please control your adopted son theo. ban him from any future free agent  negotiations.
     
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    [QUOTE]does anyone on this board believe the SOX wouldn't be in 1st place without CRAWFORD? just imagine if the SOX(john henry) still had that 140 million dollars available at this point. looking at my crystal ball i predict that CRAWFORD will be THEO'S biggest blunder yet, and that's saying a lot. john henry, please control your adopted son theo. ban him from anymore free agent  negotiations.
    Posted by the_yazzer[/QUOTE]

    Crawford is a career 300 batter I believe? Hes been playing good since coming back and looked good before injury. He's awesome man! This guy was a great signing and he will prove it to you eventually and to all of us. Adrian G and him will be looked at as one of the greatest off-season signings in the future.. I believe it to be already though, I am a Crawford fan.


     
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    [QUOTE]does anyone on this board believe the SOX wouldn't be in 1st place without CRAWFORD? just imagine if the SOX(john henry) still had that 140 million dollars available at this point. looking at my crystal ball i predict that CRAWFORD will be THEO'S biggest blunder yet, and that's saying a lot. john henry, please control your adopted son theo. ban him from anymore free agent  negotiations.
    Posted by the_yazzer[/QUOTE]AS DAD WOULD SAY....... "SON, IS THAT THE SAME CRYSTAL BALL THAT THE "BIG O" USES FOR ALL OF HIS HOPEY/CHANGEY STUFF" !!!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: John Henry: "Don't anticipate many changes at all" : AS DAD WOULD SAY....... "SON, IS THAT THE SAME CRYSTAL BALL THAT THE "BIG O" USES FOR ALL OF HIS HOPEY/CHANGEY STUFF" !!!
    Posted by Bill-806[/QUOTE]


    sounds like your father was a big fan of oscar robertson.
    or did your father refer to all african-americans as 'the big O.'
    quit hiding behind your father and grow a pair.
     
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    [QUOTE]From WEEI.com: WOBURN -- Speaking at Jason Varitek's Celebrity Putt Putt fundraiser event at Athletic Evolution, Red Sox principal owner John Henry told WEEI.com that he does not expect his team to undergo significant alterations before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. "We like this team so I don't anticipate many changes at all," Henry said. "I think moreso than in years past. Obviously we could use a strong right-handed bat, but this year that's a difficult commodity to get. "We gave up a few prospects in spring training so we would prefer not to do that. It will be driven by what opportunities exist, if any. There have been years where we haven't really done anything, and there have been years we saw an opportunity. It's hard to say." Henry also addressed the notion that the organization's budget was such that it would be difficult to add payroll for the regular season's final 2 1/2 months. The owner suggested that the organization had allocated the majority of its budget on the players making up the Opening Day roster, but that money most likely wouldn't be a hold-up in executing any transactions. "We have a tendency to spend pretty much everything we can in the offseason. And we were successful in doing so. I don't know if it's overly different this year. If something comes up we'll make room," Henry said. "But the big deal isn't so much money as it is prospects. We can have Player X, but this is what it's going to cost (player-wise), and it usually costs something. "I felt going into spring training this was as good a team as we've had, at least on paper and we've been able to execute. After those first 12 games we've been the best team in major league baseball. Since we watch every game, every day we're aware of every little weakness we have and some of the weaknesses we had in the first half may not be weaknesses as much in the second half." Asked what it was like to weather a 2-10 record to begin the season, Henry said, "Torture, for all of us. It wasn't just losing, it was how badly we were playing. But I had no doubt we would turn it around. It was was too good of a  team."
    Posted by mrmojo1120[/QUOTE]

    Watching average hit balls going through the infield because Scutaro has very little range, coupled with his occasional hitting is a glaring weakness.  SP is also an issue if Beck, Jon and Clay don't stay healthy enough to pitch in the PS.  I personally don't want any part of seeing a guy like Lackey pitch a crucial PS game or two.

    Reddick in RF isn't going to hurt us nearly as much in my opinion.  With Ortiz out of the lineup for up to four games if we reach the WS, we should upgrade SS at the very least if there is one available.  If not we may need a guy like Pence.
     
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    it is starting to look like the trade market is going to be devoid of the impact players. Rockies hesitant to trade Ubaldo, Astros likely won't trade Pence, Mets say they will not trade Reyes, Kuroda may not want to come East, and Beltran prefers to stay in the NL. Understandably will be a quiet trade season for the Sox.
     
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    [QUOTE]it is starting to look like the trade market is going to be devoid of the impact players. Rockies hesitant to trade Ubaldo, Astros likely won't trade Pence, Mets say they will not trade Reyes, Kuroda may not want to come East, and Beltran prefers to stay in the NL. Understandably will be a quiet trade season for the Sox.
    Posted by redsox0426[/QUOTE]

    I think you may be right redsox0426.  We have a team in place that can win a WS but losing Ortiz if we reach the WS, or needing to use a guy like Lackey to pitch could be our downfall.  Everything needs to fall into place perfectly and Scutaro needs to up his level of play if he can if we can't upgrade.
     
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    Difficult to add payroll? All Henry needs to do is raise his debt ceiling!
    Sounds like the RS are willing to stand fast which IMO, is a very bad idea.
    We need a RH bat that is better than DMAC and can play the OF.
    Our bench is mediocre and if the injury bug keeps biting us, we'll be chasing the dream once again.
    With Lowrie out, we have no infield depth as well. Sutton is not the answer, and Iglesias just cannot hit big league pitching right now (The RS should have brought him up at the beginning and started him from the get-go).
    Reddick has been a savior of sorts but he is really the only depth in the OF. We all know Drew can go down at any time, and Navarro has no business being with the big club.
    That leaves DMAC, who is either hot or he's not.
    We need some veteran players to shore up the team for the stretch run.
     
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    [QUOTE]Difficult to add payroll? All Henry needs to do is raise his debt ceiling! Sounds like the RS are willing to stand fast which IMO, is a very bad idea. We need a RH bat that is better than DMAC and can play the OF. Our bench is mediocre and if the injury bug keeps biting us, we'll be chasing the dream once again. With Lowrie out, we have no infield depth as well. Sutton is not the answer, and Iglesias just cannot hit big league pitching right now (The RS should have brought him up at the beginning and started him from the get-go). Reddick has been a savior of sorts but he is really the only depth in the OF. We all know Drew can go down at any time, and Navarro has no business being being with the big club. That leaves DMAC, who is either hot or he's not. We need some veteran players to shore up the team for the stretch run.
    Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]

    If we don't upgrade before the deadline my guess is Reyes could be our number one target in the off season if Iglesias is still struggling.  The money will be available.
     
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    Crawford bashing AGAIN?   

    Yell
     
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    hmmmm anyone else smell smoke? I would say this is no more than a nice smoke screen being provided by mr.henry. This reminds me of when the yankees said they were not in on texiera and were happy with their team as it was. I would say john henry just took a page out of the yankees book on this one. 
     
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    [QUOTE]hmmmm anyone else smell smoke? I would say this is no more than a nice smoke screen being provided by mr.henry. This reminds me of when the yankees said they were not in on texiera and were happy with their team as it was. I would say john henry just took a page out of the yankees book on this one. 
    Posted by redsoxpride34[/QUOTE]Honestly I don't think so.

    IMO here's what he is saying. We like our team and as is we think they can go far (and the W-L record suggests he is right).

    If the right deal comes along, we can and will take on more payroll. The greater concern would be cost of acquisition in terms of prospects.

    A realistic look at the RS prospects pool suggests they would have to over pay in the number of prospects because their best are less valued because they aren't at the AAA level yet. The guys in AAA have lesser value as none project to be all-star caliber players at the MLB level yet. So just like with A-Gon it probably takes 3 highly coveted prospect to make a major deal.

    With the best offense in MLB what is the biggest worry for the RS right now? Starting pitching but that is because Buchholz is on the DL. Unless they believe that Buch can't return and be effective in 2011 why trade away the future to get a gamble pitcher like Ubaldo or a guy at a lesser prospect cost that is probably an equal to Miller, Wake, Aceves?

    I personally expect the RS will try an find a replacement for McDonald's RH OF bat and look for their deadline addition on offense to be Lowrie and starting pitcher to be Buchholz.

    Keep in mind that the relative lack of movement in players as of July 22 suggests the selling prices are high.

    And in so many words Mr. Henry is saying the RS shot most of their bullets this winter and looking at what they did doesn't that make sense? 

    No smoke there. 
     
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    [QUOTE]Crawford bashing AGAIN?   
    Posted by soxmeister[/QUOTE]

    Any port in a storm for those who love their BDC forum.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: John Henry: "Don't anticipate many changes at all" : Honestly I don't think so. IMO here's what he is saying. We like our team and as is we think they can go far (and the W-L record suggests he is right). If the right deal comes along, we can and will take on more payroll. The greater concern would be cost of acquisition in terms of prospects. A realistic look at the RS prospects pool suggests they would have to over pay in the number of prospects because their best are less valued because they aren't at the AAA level yet. The guys in AAA have lesser value as none project to be all-star caliber players at the MLB level yet. So just like with A-Gon it probably takes 3 highly coveted prospect to make a major deal. With the best offense in MLB what is the biggest worry for the RS right now? Starting pitching but that is because Buchholz is on the DL. Unless they believe that Buch can't return and be effective in 2011 why trade away the future to get a gamble pitcher like Ubaldo or a guy at a lesser prospect cost that is probably an equal to Miller, Wake, Aceves? I personally expect the RS will try an find a replacement for McDonald's RH OF bat and look for their deadline addition on offense to be Lowrie and starting pitcher to be Buchholz. Keep in mind that the relative lack of movement in players as of July 22 suggests the selling prices are high. And in so many words Mr. Henry is saying the RS shot most of their bullets this winter and looking at what they did doesn't that make sense?  No smoke there. 
    Posted by fivekatz[/QUOTE]

    As usual, spot on. I enjoy reading your posts.
     
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    [QUOTE]does anyone on this board believe the SOX wouldn't be in 1st place without CRAWFORD? just imagine if the SOX(john henry) still had that 140 million dollars available at this point. looking at my crystal ball i predict that CRAWFORD will be THEO'S biggest blunder yet, and that's saying a lot. john henry, please control your adopted son theo. ban him from any future free agent  negotiations.
    Posted by the_yazzer[/QUOTE]

    wow! another after the fact jack.Who would you sign for 140 mil ? Someone who is having a great year  RIGHT? Go back to T-Ball
     
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    [QUOTE] Obviously we could use a strong right-handed bat Which is why your GM spent 142M for Crawford and is falsely talking about trying to extend another left-handed alter ego. Brilliant. All is well at this moment. No need to plan on a improving the lineup vs. the Phillies, or beyond this week;)
    Posted by billbyboy[/QUOTE]

    I guess this means the Sox are not "your" team anymore. We had long since expected as much.
     
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    Theo is on his sh*t list. Anybody who doesn't buy into his delusional fantasies becomes YOUR...
     

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