Red Sox Notes: Henry, Lucchino, Youkilis

The Red Sox aren’t for sale despite some rumors to the contrary. Here’s the latest from Boston…

  • Red Sox owner John Henry insisted that the team is not for sale, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. "A sale of any kind is so far from our thinking it hasn't even come up apart from technical planning issues involving death or disability. [The FOX Business Network] report is completely without foundation," he said.
  • Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino said on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan Show that he intends to continue with the team after 2012. "This is the place I call home," Lucchino said (transcript via Kirk Minihane of WEEI). "I hope to be here for the foreseeable future. I've got no plans to go anywhere else."
  • Henry said on WEEI that Lucchino has signed a contract extension, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports (on Twitter). Lucchino's contract had been set to expire following the 2012 season.
  • The Red Sox are without a long-term solution at first base after trading Adrian Gonzalez to Los Angeles, so Alex Speier of WEEI.com previews the free agent market at the position. Speier suggests it's unlikely Kevin Youkilis would re-sign with the Red Sox, even if Bobby Valentine is no longer the team's manager. Youkilis will hit free agency if the White Sox decline their $13MM club option after the season.


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11 Comments on "Red Sox Notes: Henry, Lucchino, Youkilis"


AndreTheGiantKiller
2 years 11 months ago

James Loney isn’t the long term answer?! Wow, I’m shocked…

Wek
2 years 11 months ago

No, Looney is not the answer. Lars Anderson is…

Andy Repinski
2 years 11 months ago

Lars Anderson was supposed to be the answer 2 years ago. Loney is better than him now.

Gumby65
2 years 11 months ago

Jerry Sands doesn’t even catch a glimpse eh?

2 years 11 months ago

Oh, they’re definitely not for sale then? Just like Adrian Gonzalez definitely wasn’t, right? Come on…they’re posturing now. Float out a $1.3B figure and then back down, try to get the price up and see where it goes. They’d sell the team if the right offer came in.

ChefR
2 years 11 months ago

Gomez has slugged almost 50 homers in AAA the last two seasons and has shown the ability to hit the ball decently in limited time in the majors. I wouldn’t consider him a long-term solution, but you might have a guy that could put up decent numbers if given a full season. After watching guys like Reddick and Lowrie produce, I really wish the Sox would go out on a limb and give an unproven player a shot at an everyday role. I think we get into this state where we automatically feel like every position has to be filled via trade or signing nowadays, which is the wrong attitude.

MaineSox
2 years 11 months ago

They should give an unproven player a shot at an every day role? You mean like Aviles, Saltalamacchia, Ross, Middlebrooks, Doubront… Yeah, they never do that.

Al Paca
2 years 11 months ago

Maybe give Salty a shot at learning 1B? Make an offer for Morales? Bring Vmart back?

Dynasty22
2 years 11 months ago

Salty’s OBP isn’t even qualified to be a starter, let alone a starting 1B.

Andy Repinski
2 years 11 months ago

Mat Gamel did well before he got injured. I think he is a nontender candidate, he just doesn’t have a spot in Milwaukee anymore.

MaineSox
2 years 11 months ago

Uhhh… Yeah, I don’t know what happened there…