Wednesday, November 26, 2014

John Henry: We Can Break Luxury Tax Barrier

Red Sox principal owner John Henry stated on Tuesday that the team is willing to exceed the $189 million luxury tax threshold for the 2015 season. Said the owner of a 12th-place foreign soccer team, "The way it's structured, we can blow through one year. Again for next year we have tremendous flexibility so we could go through for one year and not overly affect us." Henry also said his previous statements about abhorring long-term contracts were "overblown". Hey, if you don't like Henry's positions on these issues—wait a minute.