Friday, November 1, 2013

Lucchino: Presumption Against Big Free Agents

Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino appeared on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show and—while he didn't rule it out—made it pretty clear that the team will not be pursuing "very long-term free agent deals".  Of course, this is not s a big surprise, since The Carmine Hose won it all with a bevy of middle-tier free agents signed to shorter-term deals (none longer than three years). Lucchino also conceded that it may be difficult to keep the Boras-represented Jacoby Ellsbury in the fold—although he did stress (multiple times) that the team wants the center fielder back.