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Ben Cherington on Lackey's desire to stay in Boston 8-7-14

Aug 7, 2014|

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington joined the show to discuss the Sox contract talks with Jon Lester and the teams deadline deals.

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These front office report has brought you by noon turf care to shoot the business solutions and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway joining us on the AT&T outline. Manager Boston Red Sox bench Harrington the bad. But I'm reading the headline in the paper this morning and I know there just -- cups elation of what the articles both to be about as bad. Colin no ace no problem. Hey is that accurate and beat your philosophy regarding the need for an ace on a staff to be championship trip. I read the article. Yeah I think I think I would say is we're we're trying to build. The best team here. I think if you. They're out to do that in one particular way there's a lot storm system is saying. -- -- Serbs locked in. In into what happened and he -- on -- other opportunities so courts. Any team would benefit from having. You know a true number one starter in particular that we would -- -- seamless so. That's that are desirable thing. But I just don't think you can. Set out -- only pursue that would just let the missed the boat 45 minutes in Maryland games. You're getting out. If you look at prostate law. And serves kicked out. The starting pitchers or perform like that -- here and that is certainly there are some who have been doing it. For a little while there are recognized me and remember there are others too. You know Margaret bad moments a couple of years ago thirty years ago the real old -- though. Where those aces come from. And and who knows maybe in we have those guys weren't -- somewhere in the Bible Belt so it. Of course we're better off if we. True number one starter. Or try to do purses. Though the best candidate and as many industry. You -- I really am not a big test this guiding get the trip they do understand not. Signing classroom with the one with Henry you guys -- that it would not give a guy in his thirty's big money that makes sense to me but Basra only was on here yesterday you said June 28. You guys made a final offer to Lester six years a 105 similar to Homer Bailey. Only says they came back to -- simply want the Cole Hamels deal which is around 140 and for six is that accurate because we read. There's only one offer -- go here is that 605 million dollar offer is that actor was at the final best offer even the Lester. Let me get in -- you know that speaker over every conversation I had. A practice. A lot the analysts -- a lot of things we talked throughout the year and so we have a lot of conversation. Think yeah. There's an understanding. I think there are we -- we both understood. A lot of things on. Look we all -- records aren't aren't trying to find a way to keep in Austin. I'm earned. As you said publicly to our -- about currencies and we. Mr. Specter desire. On the and then you know then and we -- it as spoke to. Release before the deadline that unit unit. And you know whether -- -- there was this. There is that it lets -- our studio because possibility of rain before all and a aren't to be heard or. So. You know it I think that it. When they're as him. And -- and as -- I think the problem was that as there that it doesn't it hasn't. It hasn't fully captured -- didn't fully capture. Full conversation so I'm not Arab. And it does this human and and -- the fact that you know what. He's he's. -- You were there you know -- outnumbering it was a little early in April so much more about it right now. Then we have John -- on the show yesterday afternoon I pose the question about winning games is second with what remaining time there is. And I'll give you the same disclaimer I'm not suggesting you're not trying to win games that the focus isn't there whoever. Do you not have. Liberties to to use guys in certain situations that you might not otherwise use the men because you wanna see if they can handle that situation moving forward. And if you agree with that are their discussions with John Ferrell hey let's see this guy hit right let's see this guy's face lefties and so forth. We do our find. Are -- things out about number guys and -- and so I don't know -- the matchup question that this is morally -- lecturer or an arm for the guys doing to play him in any. Walk through and if we built for a reason -- He's figured I would create. So. So that bookmark it -- European vehicle you about using -- -- personally. I think. We have -- and that really sort of position players. It sort of more straightforward does hurt the children -- hit the start signature that are. This simpler side I believe that. You know whoever's out there. -- is. -- help us win games but yet we are rare color. You know. But -- -- -- little confusing to me in in in this way first you -- a couple of weeks ago and he said you know we sign a contract he's an honor that contract and the key it was on -- big -- of the week after it and he said now we know what the downward to sit downward negotiate this deal. Now we hear that may be for from a couple people that way -- maybe one other -- may be forced the hand with mystery because he wasn't going to pitch here. Next year for the minimum what happened with like you would lead to this deal. Well you know it. It would label also it suited their. Yours or your cursor and you are you need to contract and and his. Sizable routine like the cardinals who understands. Understand their value understand. Apple guy knows it well the sort ethnic and the middle of next year's I let out so there'll mile. There are we would not have been able to true would be treated both Lester black you have sitting. It neatly -- back immediately. -- -- That that that those -- standard. I think I think we don't. Throw game. Yeah interrogation and so. I can't comment -- you're used them. We knew about it. For a certain. The end of the -- You know amount -- Clinton brokers and so I I certainly hope that. You know. Red Sox fans that are on around Boston's sort of lasting memory is now -- here. Well certain WW. With 81 leave. -- not primary here every conversation I would -- Lackey I think. You get a lot for the recital refugees actuary is now. Interesting article -- in the Saint Louis post dispatch today that says Craig's left foot tells detailed talks about the injury that he had. Last year and going forward -- correction is has dropped on a long term view is Allen Craig's left ankle injury your ankle and foot whatever it is. A an ongoing concern for the Boston Red Sox now. Belly you know we as soon as creative as he was ready traded access to medical problem -- We knew exactly what we're who we're doing is when it betrayed -- news something. He would they'll let -- manage them. You know probably would require some additional men and they just happened that. You know the first inflated like you have to back our effort there and Eric tweak it until because that in the history -- Very cautious approach. But the long term prognosis is very it is nothing has happened. What is I don't know last December or. Last Friday. -- is going to. This should be an issue for the long term or astronomy picture. We get this straight now. You're given history and given that you know look. Hitters. Rely on their base and their -- a lot edit. And when they don't have that they certainly do it and it can cause issues for editors and and you know maybe maybe -- -- after the injury. Coming in this year. It did bother him a little bit but it it's not a thing or worried or other talks. Granted that Henry Owens has made only one started AAA but we can I guess officially say he's been successful at every level of this organization. EST on an innings limit this year band and if the answer to that is yes does that mean we will not see him. -- with a big league club in September or Rocco was -- Yeah we had a haven't had any conversation about him missing and they lead the series. Is you know our roster yet and you know and and I just got this in the court but I think there. I think the triple -- season and the minor league he's them. It's just that and -- sort of the natural. Governor Arnold inning. You know a great way. You idiot you know they'll war in it and we're trying to win them and have a -- -- -- -- and knocked over them. Some of the sort of cautionary. Rules that are listed in order comes -- young players deuce. Has become all about winning that. Maybe. We will make it miraculously on that if we're forgotten that the listeners. You know that we're likely -- it less likely consider it. So bad when a candidate runs for president of the United States he is given a Secret Service detail. To protect him in case anything happens and so forth along those lines of one question in a serious question. Number one -- -- -- have a Secret Service detail around him right now in the event he becomes Commissioner of Baseball it's upon question a serious question is. While he is a candidate for Commissioner of Baseball has he divorced himself every -- activities with the red Suggs who is still involved in the day to day stuff. On the former. It melt ice and it has a lot of a lot of Smart people. It's you know ultimate. And and do a lot -- thanks for eleven days ago you know so if people are on the latter absolutely not he. This is actively engaged -- We have. You know we have our are currently in my -- largest. All the include him. So happened or happening they go out -- on the whatever -- there it is in the -- its senior citizens return make. You know as I do it. You know every every -- there -- sisters. -- changes you know physical. -- is it is that there is a daunting the year in the 41 in the cafeteria Fenway Park in the sky could be the commissioner of all baseball and a week. The well I mean look you. I hit her and -- though. You know all of that goes into that. Because earlier and and you're -- -- period but. I do know that. Look anywhere at any -- -- he's been highly successful and everything done from. Speaker. To -- also being part of our ownership group computer replaces. Part of our success for. -- thirteen years or longer than two World Series. President there certainly are all the the improper subsidies that are involved in any inning as well what you favorites on Lincecum. -- really. Right earlier in -- I know there's a lot of a lot of the you put it right lecture. At about 2000. They go. Is not so therein like it here. -- final question. It's seems to me that you have organizationally a log -- in several areas catcher. Shortstop certainly in the outfield currently -- but this Jackie Bradley junior Allen Craig Daniel novel moved you better chance of victory and also on and so forth. Would that indicate in any logical mind that those kinds of log jams we will give view. Opportunities to make trades to bring in whether it's the -- or somebody else to help this baseball team next year and going forward. Call will be open any opportunities that tomorrow latest -- to get better. I don't know what -- we look at thing about a year. Because it struggled at. We throw it out are all here. I don't know the idea -- adding humidity that simpler. I'm -- and me -- we need. Mean morgue in London and -- aren't all you are possible match here at. Thirteen there's some players are contributing yeah Oprah apparently. We need Lotta options though. So it it. That particular problem right now but it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Thanks for the time been the talk India. -- can turn that Red Sox general manager joining us on the AT&T hotline the front office report brought to you by -- turf care. The -- business solutions. And the New Hampshire Motor Speedway quick quick -- -- to break cryptically from the finale is that like he definitely yes there's no question like yes -- yet there's any mystery -- Does not answer which need to up our four D&C. We will talk about the fine line between. Clubhouse reportage. And developing. Sources within that roster.

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