Are finances a little tight for Sox ownership?
Tue, 16 Oct 2012|
Dan Shaughnessy joins Sports Tonight to discuss the Sox reportedly looking to add a minority owner.
Joseph Hagerty Dan Shaughnessy here in the skybox in. Dan please -- educate he does this would mean. When you put this together of the fact that they're gonna renovate -- field with the fact that John Henry is looking for a limited partners. And more money to be pumped into the Boston Red Sox is continued evidence that John Henry is in trouble in that. He needs -- cash infusion. -- Forbes hasn't one point five I was -- owning both franchises are putting and that's a big strain on I think it's more you know. Your attention span where your interest it is. Carrying both things. What they're doing in the soccer in what they do with Fenway and take an old place and it's cheaper to make it nice then an instant. By new land rebuild start over from the guy in the models pretty good it's right here at Fenway. I understand that I don't think crying towards the way for them to go at this point and we're not really sure about his. You know how much there is to him seeking other investors or whatever I mean that hasn't he has disputed that and has said he will. At Fenway sports group wherever so in your mind it's more of an attention span thing in actual money thinks a lot of people said. You know owning two huge. Big sports franchises like Liverpool in the Boston Red Sox is more than really anybody could there but I kind of assumed it was the fiscal. Responsibilities rather than sort of the attention to both of them I -- I worry that you know he doesn't care as much about the Red Sox anymore you know -- make a bad guy and I like to analysis soul you know thing. Roush racing and all that stuff it just feels like they're a little bit -- splintered now in terms of the into something that's good thing for Sox fans doesn't mean you know makes -- that I can't do it. He's a businessman but just feels like his heart is less with -- in Boston. Should should we worry about a lead off season with the Red Sox as far as my free agency goes I mean I. You know it seems to be that's going to be their plan there's not going to be these big -- free agents maybe they make a trade or two that we're not expecting and we don't know. What it's gonna be I mean obviously we both love Felix Hernandez to come to Boston that would be great. But right now it seems like it's gonna be kind of minor signings not a lot of big money thrown in and they're not gonna use that huge pot of money that they gained by trading -- -- it's dollars and go I don't know Hanks is a lot of anger in the nation not sure that's a winning formula -- -- -- -- 261 million goal of the Dodgers that felt great at the time than the team was terrible after that and if you don't reinvest that money -- other players I think fans like Atlanta and I know there's not a lot of great stuff out there but you can start to make action you know. With Mike Napoli or Torii Hunter you've now. Cliff Lee if you want to and you can do things I think it's going to be a tough sell. Since stand pat or go with a low budget free agents -- hundreds interest and I he's -- -- that not only is. Now is that -- in the twilight of his career because a guy that. Would bring something that clubhouse and would be another personality the kind of guy that you would want to bring in. Got to heal the wounds -- sort of what they started to -- last year with Punto and some of the other you know my personality guys the president really got to have a change of culture in -- altogether -- this it didn't work last year anything's gonna make people feel better and you get some standup guys. That would be -- start so. Is gonna be inching off season it already is so far they haven't done anything to make people feel better.