It has been a week since the Red Sox pulled the trigger on the blockbuster deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers.
In an interview with the Boston Globe, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner addressed the trade and other topics.
"From our point of view, we were very pleased with the result." said Werner about the blockbuster deal. "It was something weve been talking to the Dodgers about even in July. I feel like this gives us a real opportunity now."
Werner spoke very highly of the job General Manager Ben Cherington has done with the Red Sox this the difficult season.
We give him high marks in how hes dealt with the challenges this season, and hes going to be with us for a long time," said Werner about Cherington.We just have to be more disciplined. One of the things weve talked to Ben about is supplementing his staff with a few more evaluators. Im confident that well get back because now we have the resources and the talent with Ben, and under Ben, to do so.
One topic Werner didn't want to discuss is the status of manager Bobby Valentine.
I dont really want to get into that today, he said when asked about Valentine's season. I dont want to talk too much about him. But hes had a challenging year. I think, as weve said before, hes doing a good job.