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Sunday, January 12, 2020

John Henry says Red Sox focused on competitiveness not salary cutting

About that whole Red Sox cutting payroll thing?

Sox principal owner John Henry told the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy that the team is focused more on being competitive rather than getting under baseball’s luxury tax - a.k.a. competitive balance tax - threshold of $208 million.

“But this focus on CBT [competitive balance tax] resides with the media far more than it does within the Sox,” Henry, who also owns the Globe, wrote to Shaughnessy in an email. “I think every team probably wants to reset at least once every three years — that’s sort of been the history — but just this week…I reminded baseball ops that we are focused on competitiveness over the next 5 years over and above resetting to which they said, ‘That’s exactly how we’ve been approaching it.’

Mind you, this would mean a lot more if there weren’t the sense that Henry could fire CHB if he were to ask any impertinent questions….

 

QLE Posted: January 12, 2020 at 01:25 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: chb, dollah dollah bills, y'all, john henry, red sox

 

 

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