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Red Sox Owner John Henry joins Mut and Lou on Opening Day

Apr 4, 2014|

Just prior to Opening Day Festivities, Principal Owner John Henry joined the show to discuss the youth of this team and the importance of utilizing players at the right time. He also shed some light on the John Lester contract situation.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

There it's it's going to be a dog fight this means soon. To get off to -- -- our own rooms and it does seem like as soon. -- just carried over right Jon Lester it's. -- -- -- -- With this -- in the White House not you feel like between the events Tuesday. And then what happens -- Fenway Park. After today you start to look forward that the 2013. Championship. Is now in the rearview and your team your organization. Will focus on 2014. Yeah again you know winning -- everything disinfecting we have two wins and bill I don't know -- feel. We have already turned things if we users 1213. And thinking the wrong. I don't think it's that thing. Bill passed both you guys on this team and -- injured victims since I was gonna. Politicize -- -- -- played a couple of years but if if if that ability so if it's healthy. It's -- here. Surprised. Surprises so. -- well and we. I think he came here in the first place because he realized the strength of our medical student. And that I think first and foremost. He wants to be clear at least -- things. Tremendous play so it's it's a testament. And people in baseball knowing how good our medical assistance to directly. Used to. You're seeing it with this team right now and Larry mentioned this morning I would use all of the points he's talking about. So that you talk robots use in baseball last night middle Brooks. Bradley. Bogart's. All few parts of what you Q how important is it coming off a world championship. To work at some of the younger players into the organization let them blossom John Major League level. Well it's important. We saw with these deals Lincoln last. Couple of months baseball. It's just gone for reasons and we are to have the kind of depth that we want to have them -- to be -- it's -- -- Good doctors retraining you guys extend David Ortiz. It's. Its Internet team -- -- probably been through this year but some people that stated that was strictly ownership decision. Convince everyone the latest thing -- it revisited -- Ownership that means so much that you guys look what's that picture there. I think. You know what's been lost all this is that people don't realize that we received the club received options. The future you can say well he's doing these -- It's gonna be four years old forty. Music but for us. We doing some would David that was things. His career here and I think it's important to some of the clothes but as far as that's concerned. Larry and Tom all of -- John -- almost the same page and we can find out who you think your way through. Were it to work for us as well as -- data. To extend. -- surprised you weren't able to come to an agreement with Jon Lester. John a contract extension and how would you characterize the -- now we've heard a pause -- They happen during the season very confident a deal gets done. Well and he's seen some of the deals come across. Recently and so it's not surprising. That. Given where the market is right now. It's just something we haven't been chasing this market -- ways of other things. John wants to come back he really wants to continue student. To begin its really ones. And we're gonna do as we did -- Dustin. Green back to. An important part of this club. When I can do what some clubs. Might you. You've been doing this for -- And utility bills will tell this publicly votes you know. So take that -- That's -- it's stunning it's a series luck with this old -- we're -- When someone says that you treat them with respect you don't will be. You can take in this we we know John. Personal and so. No you don't try to take and we didn't try to take advantage does. Winner in this situation I don't think we could soon. It will be easy to come to you. And we're very creatively both sides and hopefully there will be. Other things going all of this team John a story your newspaper here about Red Sox broadcaster Jerry -- you came out. On last Tuesday and it through your support directly behind him Larry this morning on the radio through support. The differences in your newspaper the editorial couple days later editorials that -- -- should take -- -- -- a lot of people fast enough that same question. What you said Tuesday -- what was -- your paper on Saturday. Which one expresses your view because it's it's your paper. Well if it's money patent. They're second guessing me. It's not quite hit as far as I'm concerned it's not my fever with regard to incidents. They asked me if I wanna see that article. And I and there's no way that I'm going to tamper with -- Davidson fans are -- on the roadside since -- it has to be. -- You're not skewed when editorial -- and you didn't look nobody -- proof read you know I had no input whatsoever. And I disagree. That you think that's important. Absolutely your newspaper and it may be critical times. They have to be in the -- I mean they can't act independently. It's it's not the Boston Globe blown. It is to have you with those -- sport -- Coming back. Well I I don't know how many times I've come into so. I don't see you need to keep commenting. On the scene as. Dancing shoes and they don't make that the here as the broadcast -- team. And do. I'll ask you this that we spent three days. Talking about your league -- replaces them okay highly green I think -- reading accurately your favorite color your place but I have three days there working surge on Soledad -- -- -- every day of giving instead. You really need to replay everything it's taken a little bit -- what have you thought about the first couple days we've. I haven't seen them much. Baltimore. -- -- -- -- See you don't like to. So I figured it was what -- data in Chicago we talked about it or happen where they'll really hit the ball. It now this -- we -- -- that appeared -- it for you again. That happened to five minutes to be you. Was elect that it's it's league umpires what he's written dollars. Where is the very beginning. Of the beginnings. We'll see how it goes. I. When. Not blocking the plate is the one thing it's. That's a picture. That it doesn't look like baseball. -- looks like different form base so all these changes I think we have to give them the time. It's like this what you guys -- comments. It's good to hear that we thought. It's probably true that we were still. I got to get all the way we appreciate the time thank you so much replica of the race. -- better if -- after all that. -- -- I don't know if not a key thing John Henry Red Sox principal owners to when he gets side thinking for joining us here. It's weak airlines we get set for a Red Sox opening day.

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