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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox owner John Henry sees no deviation from the recent philosophy of shorter term deals for free agents, even while other big-market teams, such as the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, continue to hand out long-term megadeals like the Red Sox used to.
“We did [long-term deals] for a certain period of time and I think we learned from it,” said Henry in his annual spring-training pow-wow with the media at Jet Blue Stadium on Wednesday. “I think a few other clubs learned from it. All you have to do is look at the results over the last 10 years of what that kind of approach had meant. Very risky thing to do. I don’t see us necessarily changing it.”